Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Tarique Mohammad Quereshi's work was prepared when Tarique Mohammad Quereshi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Most states in India criminalize beggary to banish “destitutes” from the streets to state run “homes.” This criminalization coupled with a lack of rehabilitation further marginalizes beggars and also destitutes, as the homeless and indigents are often mistaken as beggars. Tarique Mohammad Qureshi challenges and transforms such perceptions on the part of the public and the state and its institutions, by focusing on the circumstances that led to destitution and designs appropriate action.
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