Day after fire gutted shanties at Lalita Park, DCW Chief meets affected women
New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday visited the Lalita Park jhuggis which were gutted in a fire two nights ago.
She met the distressed women affected by the fire who narrated traumatic tales of loss. According to DCW, there were no casualties in the horrific incident but women and girls have been left without even a change of clothes and have lost all of their belongings.
The Delhi government has set up shelters and basic requirement of food and water was being looked after. However, women and girls need urgent supplies of basic household items and compensation to start their life afresh.
DCW Chief met two women who were in deep trauma as their daughters are getting married in May 2019 and they lost all the items and cash they had arranged for the marriage. Even their train tickets to Bihar were burnt in the fire.
DCW Chief recorded the statements of these women and assured complete support to them.
"Swati Maliwal is writing to the DM to ensure full and urgent compensation to all aggrieved. Further, she is seeking special compensation for the women whose daughters are about to be married," said DCW press statement.
Swati Maliwal said, "I appeal to Delhi citizens to donate liberally to the families by providing clothes and household items to those affected by the fire. Delhi also needs to come forward and liberally donate to the women whose girls were about to be married and who lost everything in the fire. If anyone wishes to donate to these women, they can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall connect you to them. We will try our best to rehabilitate them."