Height of communism

via HK Correspondent published on June 15, 2006


THIRUVANAMTHAPURAM :The poor man’s government is here. For a party that has grown like a leech on the plight of the poor man and turned their anger into a violent revolution, the idea of banishing beggars from the city is quite a paradox. One is reminded of some of the harsh steps taken by old Mughal kings to keep their city clean! 


 


The Trivandrum Corporation has banned begging on the streets of Trivandrum. The beggars are to be rehabilitated at center being put up by the corporation. For a state that is struggling to meet up to the demands of its citizens due to lack of funds this is quite an achievement. Further more the beggars are threatened with court order if they are caught begging. One begins to wonder what kind of rehabilitation would the corporation provide? Would they be given place to sleep? Would they be fed by the corporation? Would there be plans to generate income for these people?  


 


If this trend if picked up by the other corporations and municipalities of the State the LDF government could suddenly be faced with an unprecedented economic burden, unless they propose to impose a special tax on the residents of respective corporations.  


 


We are not opposed to the idea of beautification of the city. This will in turn help the state. But in the process we should not be stamping on other citizens rights! We ask the Government of Kerala to generate jobs for these people and place for them to live instead of gathering them and putting them behind bars like cattle.



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