WILL BRING AMENDMENTS TO IPC, CRPC IN ASSEMBLY: CM
Assures DCW chief Swati Jai Hind, who entered third day of her hunger strike
NEW DELHI: Delhi Assembly will introduce amendments to the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure acts for the provision of capital punishment for rapists of minors and completion of trials within six months, asserted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after meeting DCW chairperson Swati Jai Hind here on Sunday.
The Delhi Commission of Woman (DCW) chief entered the third day of her indefinite hunger strike here at Rajghat, demanding amendment in the existing laws to provide the strictest of punishment to rapist of minors.
In the wake of Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, the Chief Minister on Sunday joined the voices demanding a system that would ensure safety of women in the country.
In a social media post, Kejriwal said, “As the Chief Minister, I am worried about the safety of women in Delhi. As an Indian, I am worried about the safety of women in my country. I am participating in this protest today to demand a system, which ensures their safety.”
Lauding Jai Hind’s efforts, he said, “It is not ‘her’ cause. She is fighting for the safety of women in my family and your family. I am going there to participate, not to ‘offer support for her cause’. You should also take a day’s off from your work and participate. Everyone should participate.”
The CM also said that his government has asked the Delhi High Court about how many fast-track courts can be established and what are the funds, judges and infrastructure required. “We will immediately provide the funds and do everything for women safety,” he stated.
Jai Hind, meanwhile, thanked the CM for his support to women’s safety and said that whenever she recommended any changes in the system, the CM always supports them.
“Today, I am thinking that Delhi would have been better if it were a full state and services also should have been with the Delhi government,” she said.
She also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that she does not except just speeches on social values from him, but also real action and concrete steps to ensure women safety.
Jai Hind had launched the protest at Rajghat on Friday, in the wake of the horrific rapes in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua districts.
In a letter to the PM on Thursday, she said: “I will not break my fast until the Prime Minister does not promise the country a better system for the safety of our daughters.”
Meanwhile, Jai Hind said that Delhi Police had asked her to leave the place and even brought a fake report of her health, even as Delhi Police denied the allegation.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alongside DCW chairperson Swati Jai Hind at Rajghat here on Sunday