DCW's satyagraha for strict action against child rapes

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 16:43 IST | Agencies

The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) has launched a 'satyagraha' demanding death penalty for those who rape children, after the sexual abuse of an eight-month-old girl here recently

Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal (left) during a press conference on Wednesday. Pic/AFP
Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal (left) during a press conference on Wednesday. Pic/AFP

The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) has launched a 'satyagraha' demanding death penalty for those who rape children, after the sexual abuse of an eight-month-old girl here recently. DCW chief Swati Maliwal yesterday announced that she and her team would not be going back home for the next 30 days, and work day and night to mark their protest.

Maliwal lamented that she had written several letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. "Not a single step has been taken by anyone in the matter. The Commission will take the satyagraha to every household in Delhi and ensure that over 1 lakh signatures reach the PM on this issue," she asserted.

"We are giving 30 days to the Centre and the state to get their act together on the issues of women's safety in the national capital. We will be doing satyagraha, not going back home and working round the clock to shake the system," she said. The government submitted a report before the Supreme Court yesterday, saying that the 'Union of India' did not favour death penalty in the rape of the girl by her cousin.

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