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Maliwal urges lawmakers to raise women safety issue


Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike to demand capital punishment for rapists within six months of their conviction, on Wednesday wrote to women MPs to ensure that the demands of the DCW are met.

Ms. Maliwal said that after her hunger strike last year, the Central government introduced a law that guaranteed death penalty to the rapists of young children and also a written commitment that the trial of rape cases would conclude in six months.

“It was assured that in three months, police resources of the entire country would be ...


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