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Article from yesterday's Khaleej Times, Dubai
police, migration
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 03:25 GMT

POLICE TO KEEP STRICT VIGIL ON BEGGARS DURING RAMADAN

DUBAI: Police officials will keep a strict vigil on beggars, whose numbers are expected to increase during the holy month of Ramadan.

"With Ramadan round the corner, the number of beggars will be on the rise and we are making preparations to curb violations of rules which prohibit begging," Brigadier Sharafudeen Hussein, Assisant Commander of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said. According to him continuous raids, particularly on roaming vendors, beggars and infiltrators will help
reduce the crime rate that has averaged between 4 and 5 per cent during the last nine months.

During the period, the total number of violators was 14,686, including 983 labour cases varying between absconding and illegal residence. The violators comprised 305 Pakistanis, 344 Indians, 295 Bangladeshis and 39 of other nationalities.