Il­le­gal liquor be­ing sold in Ja­hangir­puri: DCW

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women (DCW) has al­leged that the busi­ness of il­le­gal liquor sale is flour­ish­ing in North West Delhi's Ja­hangir­puri area. A com­plaint was filed with the DCW chair­per­son Swati Jai­hind who later vis­ited the area along with her team mem­bers to ad­dress the griev­ances.

The DCW chair­per­son found that liquor busi­ness was not only flour­ish­ing but there was open sale of al­co­hol even in the houses. She also said that the brazen­ness at which these ac­tiv­i­ties were car­ried out in the area there seemed to be a nexus that pre­vented ac­tion. “Women do not feel safe in the area as they are trou­bled by the drunk­ards in the area. The king­pin who is in­volved in this busi­ness seemed not afraid of law. Af­ter our find­ings, we forced the Delhi po­lice to file the FIR. I want to ask the Delhi po­lice that why have they been ab­sent and not taken ac­tion be­fore,” said Swati Jai­hind

“For­get about se­cu­rity of women in Delhi today, there is even no se­cu­rity for mi­nors. Two girls who were of 1.5 and 7 years of age were bru­tally gang raped. We have been work­ing day and night for eight days as means of protest so that a strong sys­tem can be cre­ated and such crim­i­nals can be hanged within 6 months,” she added.

Swati Jai­hind along with her team is hold­ing a Satya­graha till Novem­ber 14. In this unique form of protest, the DCW chair­per­son pledged that she would work day and night till a strong sys­tem is cre­ated that pre­vents rape of women and mi­nors in the na­tional Cap­i­tal.

She has been ad­vo­cat­ing for the for­ma­tion of a high level com­mit­tee that will com­prise the Union Home Min­is­ter, Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor, Chief Min­is­ter, Delhi Po­lice Com­mis­sioner and DCW chair­per­son. This high level com­mit­tee will re­view the se­cu­rity of women in Delhi. On Mon­day, the DCW Chair­per­son met the LG Anil Bai­jal and dis­cussed this mat­ter.

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