Shatrughan vis­its Maliwal on Day 4 of hunger strike

She showed signs of weak­ness and there were traces of ke­tones in her urine

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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.

—B B YA­DAV

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha blesses DCW Chief Swati Maliwal’s on the 4th day of her Hunger Strike at Ra­jghat on Mon­day

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