Kejriwal seeks Shah's help to make Delhi safer for women
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought the cooperation and help of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make the city a safer place for women. Participating in a discussion in the Delhi Assembly on women security, Kejriwal asked his deputy Manish Sisodia to see whether there is need to introduce courses in schools to sensitise students about crime against women. "We need your (Shah's) cooperation and we need your help. Let's come together and make Delhi a safer place,"
Kejriwal said."Delhi is a crime capital, and I am sure no party, whether BJP or AAP, feels good about Delhi being called a crime capital. The centre and the state governments must sit together to devise a solution to this issue. We want to solve this issue and we want to protect the women of our capital and our country. We will take whatever steps we have to and spend as much funds as we can towards this issue. I want to appeal to the Union Home Minister to support us in our measures to ensure women safety."
"Nothing is so complicated that cannot be fixed, we all have to do our duty. Even the judiciary should fulfill its duty of resolving the cases of such henious crimes as quickly as they can. Judgements on such cases must be passes on a mission mode and the culprits must be convicted within six months of the initiation of the trial," said the Chief Minister.
"In Delhi, public's initial demand was installation of CCTV cameras to ensure the safety and security of women in the country, and the Delhi government had decided to install around 3 lakh cameras across the city. Out of the 2,80,000 cameras, installation of 1,40,000 cameras is in progress, and around 1,05,000 cameras have already been installed across the city," Kejriwal said.
"Around 13,000 bus marshals have been deployed in the buses plying on the roads of Delhi, and we have seen many cases of bravery of bus marshals. I am of a firm belief that the incidents of crime will reduce drastically due to the presence of these marshals. I do not say that we have done everything, we have to do a lot more than what we have done now. The last-mile connectivity, as suggested by our opposition MLA, is also work in progress and we will soon come up witha resolution on this," said CM Arvind Kejriwal.