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In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), begging is illegal and Dubai police are ready to crack down on the professional beggars and deal with this issue in effort to tackle this objectionable occurrence during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Dubai police have prepared an anti-begging campaign that encourages the citizens to inform them about any distrustful activities. They have declared rewards to promote reporting such issues of begging so as to lessen the number of beggars during this season.
To Combat Ramadan Beggars
The government has stricter rules concerning the visa issuance criteria and charged penalties on companies found guilty in aiding beggars to enter the country.
Dubai Police stated that the majority of beggars enter the country during public festivities and religious occasions just so they can exploit religious sentiments during Ramadan to make money. These professional beggars should be deplored.
Brigadier Mohammad Nasir Abdul Razaq, deputy director of CID, said the Dubai police are planning to rule out any instances by making use of 20 police patrols to fight beggars during the holy month.
A few instances have been found that beggars act out their physical disabilities and claim they are sick or need money. People should give money to authorized charities as it has come to the notice of the Police that many beggars lie about needing the cash and make begging an occupation.
Official statistics declare that Dubai Police have arrested 286 beggars this year. Last year they had detained 642, including 215 in Ramadan.