Illegal liquor being sold in Jahangirpuri: DCW
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has alleged that the business of illegal liquor sale is flourishing in North West Delhi's Jahangirpuri area. A complaint was filed with the DCW chairperson Swati Jaihind who later visited the area along with her team members to address the grievances.
The DCW chairperson found that liquor business was not only flourishing but there was open sale of alcohol even in the houses. She also said that the brazenness at which these activities were carried out in the area there seemed to be a nexus that prevented action. "Women do not feel safe in the area as they are troubled by the drunkards in the area. The kingpin who is involved in this business seemed not afraid of law. After our findings, we forced the Delhi police to file the FIR. I want to ask the Delhi police that why have they been absent and not taken action before," said Swati Jaihind
"Forget about security of women in Delhi today, there is even no security for minors. Two girls who were of 1.5 and 7 years of age were brutally gang raped. We have been working day and night for eight days as means of protest so that a strong system can be created and such criminals can be hanged within 6 months," she added.
Swati Jaihind along with her team is holding a Satyagraha till November 14. In this unique form of protest, the DCW chairperson pledged that she would work day and night till a strong system is created that prevents rape of women and minors in the national Capital.
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. On Monday, the DCW Chairperson met the LG Anil Baijal and discussed this matter.