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RapeRoko campaign: DCW submits 5.5 lakh letters to PMO

NEW DELHI: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Jai Hind was detained on Wednesday when she was going to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office along with other members of the DCW to hand over letters supporting the 'RapeRoko' campaign.
"On the eve of International Women's Day, The DCW chief took these 5.5 lakh letters to be submitted to the PMO with some RapeRoko volunteers. The Prime Minister's Office was already intimated about the submission of these letters and time between 12 and 2 pm was allocated for the same," said an official.
The official further said that Jai Hind was stopped near Vijay Chowk and manhandled by Delhi Police personnel.
"She was pushed due to which she fell and sustained injury in her left arm. Delhi Police forcibly put her on a bus and took her to Mandir Marg police station, where she was detained.
"After an hour, police allowed her, along with members of the Commission, to go to the Prime Minister's Office," said the official.
Talking about the experience, Jai Hind said over the last 36 days, "I have been doing a Satyagraha and have not gone back home. As many as 36 days back, when I met 8-month-old rape survivor, I felt terrible at the growing rapes of the children in the Capital and at the silence of the system and society around rapes."
"That is why, I launched the Satyagraha to demand that rapists of children should be given death penalty within six months," she added
The RapeRoko campaign was launched by tDCW demanding death penalty for the child sexual abusers. People from various spheres of society supported this campaign.
The campaign was supported by people from all ideologies and all walks of life. Indian Medical Association, bar associations of district courts, celebrities from Bollywood like Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa Monteiro, Vishal Dadlani, Raghu Ram, Ranvir, Anushka Manchanda, Luke Kenny and others have supported the campaign.
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and several other leaders have also supported the demands of the campaign – which are primarily increasing police resources and accountability, fast-track courts so that justice can be delivered swiftly.
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