Maliwal continues fast; Kejriwal urges LG for her protection
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to direct the Delhi Police to not 'harass' DCW Chief Swati Maliwal, who is on a hunger strike since Friday last. "She is fighting for the safety of our girls. We all need to support her. I will LG and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to direct Delhi police not to harass her. Rather LG and the Home Minister should take steps to ensure the safety of women," the CM said.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal's hunger strike has entered the 4th day. Swati Maliwal is doing hunger strike with the demands to make a system so that in the case of child rape capital punishment can be given to the culprit after completion of a trial in 6 months. Swati Maliwal started her day by doing prayer and meditation at Rajghat. In the morning at 6 AM, Delhi Police reached Rajghat to remove her from Anshan but she refused to call off her strike.
Thousands of people reached Sanmata Sthal, Rajghat to support her fight against crimes against women. BJP MP Satrughan Sinha also reached at the venue to support her fight. He said, "I have come here not as a politician but as an aware citizen of the country, an aware artist and as a father of the daughter. I completely agree with Arvind Kejriwal that in such heinous crimes time-bound completion of the trial is necessary and toughest punishment, the death penalty should be given to the guilty," said Sinha.
Maliwal in her address said that if Anna can fast for 13 days at the age of 73 and Arvind Kejriwal can fast for 15 days even after he was a diabetic patient so what you think that women are so week that they can do fast for 3 days only? "Delhi police's disturbances will only boost my energy and I will not break my fast until the all demands are fulfilled," she said.
Maliwal again reiterated her demands that completion of trials should be completed within 6-months and guilty should be given the death penalty. She has been also demanding better forensic labs and 66,000 police personnel's recruitment to Delhi police as soon as possible because all police stations are functioning at half strength.