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Apeksha Bagchi

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Demanding Death Penalty For Rapists, DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Enters Third Day Of Hunger Strike

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  •  April 17, 2018

Even as the proceedings in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases are taking place, two more minors girls were raped in Patna and Orissa. With the increase in the number of minor rape cases not stopping, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal enters the third day of her indefinite hunger strike in Delhi, seeking the death penalty for rapists.

“I will not break my anshan (fast) until the Prime Minister does not (promise) the country a better system for the safety of our daughters,” she wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Portrait of Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal at Samta Sthal, Delhi. Maliwal is on indefinite fast and is demanding a massive change in the system to take on crimes against women and children. Maliwal is determined not break fast till PM Modi promises a proper system to prevent rapes. On assignment for @elleuk #sexualviolence #india #portrait

368 Likes, 7 Comments – Smita Sharma (@smitashrm) on Instagram: “Portrait of Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal at Samta Sthal, Delhi. Maliwal is…”

In Patna, a minor girl was gang-raped on Sunday at 12.30am near a railway line. “Both the accused (Chotu Kumar and Phekan Kumar) were caught by a police patrol that heard the girl’s cries for help. The girl also identified both of them,” police officer Rama Shankar Singh said.

A four-year-old girl, currently hospitalized, was raped in Odisha by her 24-year-old neighbor Nityacharan Jena, in the Balasore district. He lured her to his house with chocolates and raped her.

H/T: Hindustan Times


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