DCW chief goes on indefinite strike against recent incidents of rape
The Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal has begun an indefinite strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital against recent incidents of rape.
Talking to media, Maliwal said she will not end her strike until she gets an assurance from the Centre that rapists will be served death penalty within six months.
Our correspondent reports that hundreds of women have joined the protest at Jantar Mantar.
The DCW chief has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that rapists be hanged within six months of their conviction.
She stressed that the implementation of laws is important and demanded that police resources be increased and their accountability fixed.
She said in the last three years, the Commission has heard 55,000 cases, attended 2.15 lakh calls on 181 helpline, conducted 75,000 ground visits and assisted victims in 33,000 court cases.
The Commission also held 11,000 counselling sessions and set over 200 counselling centres relating to such heinous crimes.