Women’s security to top House agenda when it reconvenes

The Delhi Cabinet last week had decided to present the proposal in the Assembly to set up the Commission to probe those cases which were not investigated despite <g data-gr-id="34">introduction</g> of a stringent anti-rape law in February 2013.

The decision to hold the Special Session of the Assembly came amid escalating confrontation between AAP government and Delhi Police following <g data-gr-id="27">brutal</g> murder of 19-year-old girl in Anand Parbat area on July 16.

The AAP government has been accusing the police of taking the case “lightly”, saying her life could have been saved if her complaint against the accused was taken seriously. It had said the Commission of Enquiry, to be set up under the Commission of Inquiry Act, will receive 
complaints from victims of sexual harassment or stalking or voyeurism in whose cases appropriate action has not been taken, since February 2013 when the new law was introduced.

The Commission is likely to be asked to suggest amendments to CrPC, if any required, on the basis of the complaints and recommend if action ought to be taken against officers in cases of “gross negligence or collusion”. 

The Delhi Police and AAP government were on a collision course. Last week, deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said Delhi has become a “police state” while accusing the police of “mercilessly” beating up AAP workers during a protest in Anand Parbat area on July 21.

Bassi had retaliated by saying that it would be a “very unfortunate” day in the history of the Capital if the Delhi Police come under the city government and that <g data-gr-id="24">its</g> functioning under the Centre’s jurisdiction was “perfect”.

The AAP has been pressing for bringing the Delhi Police under the city government.

Assembly to pay homage to former Prez APJ Abdul Kalam
 The special session of Delhi Assembly called on Tuesday to discuss ‘women’s security’ is likely to be adjourned after paying tribute to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said the Assembly will rise to pay condolences to Dr Kalam and further decisions will be taken as per the protocol followed by Parliament. 

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