“Are women born to live in fear?” asked Swati Maliwal, the chief of Delhi Commission for Women who sat for the indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday. Raising her voice against the Delhi police for finding fault with her protest at Jantar Mantar against the Hyderabad rape-murder case and growing incidents of crime against women, Swati demanded the government to give a bound assurance over the women safety in the country. Framing together all her demands on action to be taken in cases of crimes against women, Swati Maliwal shot an open letter to the Prime Minister.
In her letter, Swati demanded the convicted of the rape and murder of Disha must be hanged within 6 months. “States should be provided with sufficient police force, the number of fast track courts need to be increased in the country, and the Nirbhaya fund needs to be decentralized,” she wrote in her letter. The women activist also fired questions to the government and the police forces who forced to stop her strike. “Do women not have the right to even sit on a protest in this country? What is this fear that the central government has? Do we really have a democracy?” Talking on the same, Swati lashed out on the government to increase the Delhi police force with 66,000 officials immediately and to establish 45 fast track courts in Delhi.
— Delhi Commission for Women – DCW (@DCWDelhi) December 4, 2019