DCW chief Maliwal writes to LG Jung, urges meeting of women safety panel

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to urgently convene another meeting of the state-level coordination committee on women safety citing "inaction" over issues raised by her in the first meeting.

 DCW chief Maliwal writes to LG Jung, urges meeting of women safety panel

DCW chief Swati Maliwal. IBNLive

In a letter to the LG, the DCW chairperson said she had raised several key issues in the first meeting of the Committee. "However, no action was taken on the issues raised by me."

"The Commission has not yet received the minutes of the meeting. Moreover, no communication with regards to the next meeting of the Committee has been received," she said.

The third anniversary of the Nirbhaya incident was approaching fast but nothing much has changed in Delhi in context of crime against women, the DCW chief said.

"Crime against women in Delhi has increased. The Commission is receiving cases of extreme brutalities against women including serious trafficking cases, forced prostitution, child rape and gang rape among others," Maliwal said.

Maliwal highlighted some of the incidents that took place in the past one month including the case of an 18-year-old girl who was trafficked from West Bengal and raped several times in Delhi and other states and is now admitted in GTB Hospital with severe septic arthritis.

She reiterated that the Committee should be chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh or the LG himself and that Home Minister Satyender Jain and Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar should attend the Committee's meeting instead of simply the secretaries of the departments to ensure greater efficiency and accountability.

The first meeting of the state-level coordination committee on women safety was held under the LG's chairmanship on 10 November.

PTI

Updated Date: Dec 10, 2015 22:06:18 IST