Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

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It has been reported that almost 400 beggars have already been moved to the rehabilitation centre, while another 6000 will be moved within next few weeks.

Ivanka Trump will speak at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual meeting of investors and people starting new businesses, which this year is focused on the theme of "empowering women".

Around 6,000 people are expected to be taken to such facilities before the arrival later this month of the eldest daughter and adviser of Donald Trump, the U.S. president. Police have insisted that the move is for "their own good", as the beggars "are going to the rehab center, where they will be taken care of", Narender Reddy, assistant commissioner of police for the Goshamahal area, told the Indian Express.

Police in India are trying to remove beggars from the street Wednesday, in preparation for Ivanka Trump's visit later this month. In total, police are expected to move almost 6,000 homeless people to the temporary shelters.

Hundreds of foreign delegates are expected to attend the summit to be held at Hitec City from November 28 to 30, and the Telangana Government which wants Hyderabad to be seen as a global capital, is keen on ensuring that no beggars are seen around.

"The beggars are also employing children and handicapped persons to solicit or receive alms at the main junctions of the road".

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A similar drive was organized in the city when the then U.S President Bill Clinton visited in 2000.

"These acts are unsafe to the safety of the vehicular traffic and public in general", said Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahendar Reddy's order.

As per the notification issued by Commissioner of Police M Mahender Reddy, begging has been banned in the city of Hyderabad.

"These acts are unsafe to the safety of the vehicular traffic and public in general", according to the city police, in regards to beggars on the street.

As per the notification, begging has been prohibited in public places and on the city's main road junctions for two months - from November 8th till January 7, 2018.