Maliwal con­tin­ues fast; Ke­jri­wal urges LG for her pro­tec­tion

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NEW DELHI: Chief Min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal on Mon­day urged the Lieu­tenant Gover­nor of Delhi to di­rect the Delhi Po­lice to not 'ha­rass' DCW Chief Swati Maliwal, who is on a hunger strike since Fri­day last. "She is fight­ing for the safety of our girls. We all need to sup­port her. I will LG and Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh to di­rect Delhi po­lice not to ha­rass her. Rather LG and the Home Min­is­ter should take steps to en­sure the safety of women," the CM said.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal's hunger strike has en­tered the 4th day. Swati Maliwal is do­ing hunger strike with the de­mands to make a sys­tem so that in the case of child rape cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment can be given to the cul­prit af­ter com­ple­tion of a trial in 6 months. Swati Maliwal started her day by do­ing prayer and medita- tion at Ra­jghat. In the morn­ing at 6 AM, Delhi Po­lice reached Ra­jghat to re­move her from An­shan but she re­fused to call off her strike.

Thou­sands of peo­ple reached San­mata Sthal, Ra­jghat to sup­port her fight against crimes against women. BJP MP Sa­trughan Sinha also reached at the venue to sup­port her fight. He said, “I have come here not as a 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,” said Sinha.

Maliwal in her ad­dress said that if Anna can fast for 13 days at the age of 73 and Arvind Ke­jri­wal can fast for 15 days even af­ter he was a di­a­betic pa­tient so what you think that women are so week that they can do fast for 3 days only? “Delhi po­lice's dis­tur­bances will only boost my en­ergy and I will not break my fast un­til the all de­mands are ful­filled,” she said.

Maliwal again re­it­er­ated her de­mands that com­ple­tion of tri­als should be com­pleted within 6-months and guilty should be given the death penalty. She has been also de­mand­ing bet­ter foren­sic labs and 66,000 po­lice per­son­nel's re­cruit­ment to Delhi po­lice as soon as pos­si­ble be­cause all po­lice sta­tions are func­tion­ing at half strength.

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BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha blesses DCW chief Swati Maliwal dur­ing fourth day of her hunger strike de­mand­ing strin­gent laws against rapists, at Ra­jghat in New Delhi on Mon­day

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