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DCW chief meets Satyarthi; seeks support for her Satyagraha

Last Modified Friday, 2 February 2018 (15:01 IST)
New Delhi: (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal met Nobel Peace Laureate and sought his support for her 'Satyagraha' that demands for rapists of children within six months."Thrilled and honoured to meet Kailash Satyarthi. Sought his support for for demanding Death Penalty for every rapist of children.... He gave his whole-hearted support to our initiatives and appreciated our work. Thanks Sir,' Ms Maliwal said in a tweet on Thursday.

Mr Satyarthi said the DCW's passionate efforts to ensure justice for the most marginalised women and girls is praiseworthy. 'She assured support for long pending Delhi Placement Agency Bill to protect children from trafficking and exploitation,' he said.In protest against the rape of an eight-month-old infant in the capital, Ms Maliwal on Thursday started her 'Satyagraha'.Ms Maliwal had announced 30-day 'Satyagraha Aandolan' after the rape of an eight-month old infant and demanded a system that gives capital punishment to the child rapists within six months.

Ms Maliwal demanded a strong law to ensure that each and every case of rape of children is dealt with swiftly and strictly. Necessary amendments should be made in the IPC and Act for imparting death penalty within six months of the crime being committed.She demanded setting up of additional fast track courts for sexual assaults and immediate creation of 14,000 posts in Delhi Police approved by MHA. She also demanded creation of proper software for police accountability, resolution of all pending demands of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and revamp of Prosecution Department, Government of NCT of Delhi. A proper system is needed including recruitment of adequate staff, enhancement of resources and ensuing accountability in FSL.

"We will go to every house of Delhi and will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change the system," Ms Maliwal had said.The eight-month-old girl, was allegedly raped by her cousin Suraj in Netaji Subhash Place area of North West Delhi. Suraj has confessed to his crime before the police, stating that he committed the heinous act in an inebriated state, while her parents were away.(UNI)
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