A common sight in India at traffic signals, railway stations and urban markets, is that of a destitute woman, begging, with a child in her arms. At times, out of pity or out of fear, from being cursed by God, or out of irritation, we tend to give them some coins or money and drive them away. In this context, bring out the ethical issues associated with beggary. Indicate the socio-economic reasons behind it. Also, discuss the attitudinal aspects of people towards beggars. What feasible steps can be taken to effectively control this serious problem of our country? 10 marks
Mentor’s comment- In the introduction briefly explain the case study. In the body, write the possible approaches with their merits and demerits. Give the socio-economic reasons behind begging and attitude of people towards beggars. Conclude with way forward.
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