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Allow Nirbhaya Fund for CCTVs in DTC buses: DCW

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has urged the Delhi high court to ask Centre to allow usage of Nirbhaya  Fund for the purpose of CCTVs in DTC buses and bus shelters.

The recommendation made by the DCW is among the fifty-five key recommendations it has made towards safety and welfare of women in Delhi.

Following the two brutal rape incidents of two girl children in the city in the spate of two days, the DCW filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi high court. On Wednesday the Delhi high court heard the PIL for almost four hours. 

DCW Chief, Swati Maliwal hailed the Delhi high court and mentioned that in times when the city is regarded as the rape capital of the country, only the intervention by courts can improve this shameful situation.

'Maliwal also mentioned that the High Court has served notices to the Centre as well as the state on the  fifty-five recommendations of DCW. Maliwal also added that the High Court has made the DCW a part of the proceedings of the Nirbhaya rape case.  

Providing her reaction on the court proceedings, Maliwal said: “For one year we had been requesting the system to make the high-level committee involving the Union Home Minister, Delhi  Chief Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Delhi Police Commissioner and the DCW Chief. This committee, if formulated, could have taken key decisions towards safety of women in Delhi and monitored it periodically. Unfortunately, it never happened. Today when systems are poor and not in place, a rape survivor is raped many times.” 

Maliwal further added: “Other measures like formulation of Special Task Force (STFs), improvement of forensic facilities, digitisation of police records,improving the police helpline number needs to worked upon on an immediate basis.”
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