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DCW launches 'Mahila Adalat' to deal with women's safety

NEW DELHI: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), on Thursday, brought together the Delhi government, Delhi Police and Municipal Corporations through its Mahila Adalats to solve issues related to women safety.
The 'Rape Roko Mahila Adalats' will provide women with an opportunity to address their concerns directly to DCW chairperson Swati Jai Hind.
"These Mahila Adalats are attended by women and officials from the police and Delhi government. It is an attempt of the Commission to elicit accountability of the system towards women and girls.
The first Mahila Adalat was held at Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar on Thursday, with women and girls attending the meeting in large numbers.
Senior police officials, along with Jai Hind, also atttended the adalata.
"The sessions will be conducted frequently across all places in Delhi. During the adalats, women and girls will be encouraged to raise issues concerning their safety and the officers present shall address them on the spot," said a statement by DCW.
"Through the Rape Roko movement, we strongly demand stringent action against child rapists in six months via stronger law, increased police resources and accountability and fast-track courts. We are now starting the 'Rape Roko Mahila Adalats' to fix problems on the ground," Jai Hind said.
The DCW statement noted that the adalats received tremendous response from people as well as police officials.
A police officer praised Jai Hind for her bravery and honesty, stating that she is a true "policewali" for she works round the clock and that Delhi Police will always support her.
Two elderly women approached the adalat and informed it about the atrocities committed on them by their own daughters.
A 75-year-old woman came to the meeting crying profusely with a fractured arm, informing officials that it was caused by her daughter beating her up.
Jai Hind sought the response of police officers, who said they will ensure that action is taken in such cases.
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