Shatrughan visits Maliwal on Day 4 of hunger strike
She showed signs of weakness and there were traces of ketones in her urine
On the fourth day of her hunger strike, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal was visited by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who supported her demands to make a system where the death penalty is given within six months to rapists of minors.
On Monday, Maliwal woke up at dawn and after prayers and meditation at the Rajghat, she was disturbed by the Delhi Police officials, who came to remove her from her anshan. Maliwal refused to call off her strike and was visited by thousands of people in her support. Many different religious group leaders, trade wing leaders, also reached the ‘Samta Sthal’ to support the cause. However, the DCW chief showed signs of weakness and some ketones traces were found in the urine suggesting fat burning.
Sinha, who visited Maliwal said,“I have come here not as any 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.”
According to doctors, “there are traces of ‘ketones’ in her urine, which suggest fat burning. If the cells in the body do not get enough glucose, then it starts to burn fat for energy. This produces a substance called ketones, which can show up in blood and urine. High ketone levels in urine may indicate diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a complication of diabetes that can lead to a coma or even death.”
While addressing the people, Maliwal said that if Anna Hazare could fast for 13 days at the age of 73, and Arvind Kejriwal could go without water for 15 days even after being a diabetic, then women are not
weak either and will not end the fast despite Delhi Police’s constant disturbances. She again reiterated her demands that completion of trials should be completed within six months and guilty should be given the death penalty. She has been also demanding better forensic labs and the deployment of 66,000 police personnel in Delhi Police as soon as possible because all police stations are functioning at half their strength.
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha blesses DCW Chief Swati Maliwal’s on the 4th day of her Hunger Strike at Rajghat on Monday