Dhaka dismisses beggars

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports on the plight of beggars in Bangladesh forced to move on during Cricket World Cup.

    Co-host Bangladesh wants to make a good impression at the Cricket World Cup, which starts in Dhaka on Saturday.

    Bus and car owners have been ordered to paint and repair their vehicles or risk fines, while street vendors have been moved on.

    As for the estimated 700,000 beggars, they've been told to keep their distance.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque speaks to beggars who say their livelihoods are being affected as the Bangladeshi capital has a makeover.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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