DCW calls for FORUM to have a Union Home Minister, his Deputy & LG and CM of Delhi to Review Women Safety & Securty


Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Ms. Swati Maliwal blamed lack of coordination between Centre on the one hand and NCT of Delhi as one of the prime causes for increase in crime and atrocities against women in National Capital, seeking creation of “FORUM” consisting of Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh and its MOS Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Delhi Leitunent Governor and its Chief Minister alongwith Chairperson DCW to look into such cases for their expeditious disposal.

Addressing a Conference on Challenges and Issues regarding Safety & Security of Women in Delhi under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Ms. Maliwal said that the DCW has already mooted a suggestion to this effect to the Union Home Ministry and the Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi including its LG at her recent meetings with these authorities.

According to her, the Centre and NCT of Delhi lack proper coordination on many front due to variety of reasons and the coordination missing between the two on the issue of women safety and security has been leading to increase in crimes and even atrocities such as rapes against women in terms of registering FIRs against culprits for which the suggested answer could be setting up of the FORUM as recommended by DCW.

This FORUM should meet at least twice in a month to review the progress on the women safety and security in and around Delhi and instruct the authorities concerned to take faster action against those that indulge in such heinous crimes and make sure that the culprits are brought to book through faster dispensation of justice, pointed out Ms. Maliwal.

Speaking on the occasion, former Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit sought efforts to alter our existing mindset against females so that a balance is brought out in the upbringing of male and female child as the current bias against female child in Indian society is one of the causes of its neglect which later on amounts to their under development.

Among other who spoke on the occasion comprised Special Commissioner, Delhi Police, Mrs. Sundari Nanda; President, Janwadi Mahila Samity, Mrs. Maimoona Abbas Mollah; Sr. Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka; Chairperson, Women & Child Development Committee of the Chamber, Mrs. Anuradha Goel and its Board Members Mrs. Madhulika Mehta, Mrs. Priya Hingorani, Mrs. Promila Girotra and others.

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