DCW blames callous system for rise in rapes
New Delhi: In less than two weeks, three minor girls have been raped in the national Capital. Shockingly, the latest incident of rape of a 1.5 year-old girl occurred just a day before the Children's Day.
Enraged over the incident, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Jaihind on Tuesday again highlighted that how a weak and callous system again resulted in creation of another Nirbhaya. Co-incidentally Jaihind had held a 9 day Satyagraha so that a system can be created where the cases of rapes can be expedited and the culprits can be hanged within six months.
She has been advocating for the formation of a high level committee that will comprise the Union Home Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister, Delhi Police Commissioner and DCW chairperson. This high level committee will review the security of women in Delhi and how it can be strengthened.
"I have been left speechless with the latest incident of brutal rape. Here I was protesting by working day and night so that justice can be delivered in the two previous cases of sexual assault and now I have to deal with this," said Swati Jaihind.
"A woman and child are not raped once but several times by the callous system. In the latest incident even girl's parents were denied the permission to meet her by the bouncers who were there in the hospital," she added.
The DCW Chairperson was detained and later released after she protested outside the official residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh so that a stronger system can be set up at the earliest.