DCW chides North MCD for inaction against brothels
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned the commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) to appear before it on November 13, after the civic body failed to seal hidden cells (tehekanas) in the brothels at GB Road.
Earlier, DCW had given information about these hidden cells to North MCD and Delhi Police during their mutual meetings and through letters.
The Commission had told North MCD and police that these hidden cells are being used to hide trafficked minor girls.
Therefore, these cells should either be demolished or sealed.
Separate surveys of the brothels were conducted in December 2016.
Despite the surveys, however, none of the cells have been sealed so far.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal stated that their teams have visited the brothels several times and have found small hidden cells there, where minor girls would be confined during raids.
She said that North MCD has been asked multiple times to demolish or seal these hidden cells, but no action has been taken so far by the corporation.
As result, the commissioner of the civic body has been summoned by women's welfare watchdog.
Maliwal also said that DCW will not tolerate any crimes against minor girls