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Saudi- Begging still widespread in Makkah streets

(MENAFN - Arab News) Makkah streets continue to witness heavy begging activity despite the recent crackdown by the government on illegal expatriates. According to Makkawis, the phenomenon of begging has become a common sight, especially around mosques, markets and at traffic lights. Citizens have urged the authorities to intensify efforts to clamp down on beggars, stressing that begging has become a lucrative activity and that it was being run by mobsters. Jameel Al-Hathli, a Makkah resident, urged the government to arrest and deport beggars to their home countries. "The vast majority of beggars who purport to have no other means of survival are exploiting people," he said. Fahd Al-Yazidi, another resident, said in the aftermath of the crackdown the beggars have adopted ingenuous ways to begging.


Saudi- Begging still widespread in Makkah streets

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