Women commission handled over 11,000 cases in 2015-16

Women commission handled over 11,000 cases in 2015-16

In all, the Delhi Commission for Woman has handled 11,696 cases between 2015-16, revealed an annual report issued by the DCW on Tuesday. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal took suo moto action in  5,86, 234 cases.

The DCW report said that previous chairperson worked one case in eight years. Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi appreciated the work of the commission and stressed on the need to create one-stop centres in Delhi. 
She also spoke about panic button on phones, and the need to fight against child abuse. The Union minister stated that the Centre completely supports the work of the women commission.

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, praised the commission's tremendous efforts during the past year for improving women safety in the Capital.

Counter crimes

He said that the Centre and city government should work together to counter the increasing number of crimes.

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the DCW has revolutionised the functioning of the commission. He said that the DCW is the only commission in the country which does not do politics over the issues.

Maliwal said that there are certain forces in Delhi which do not want Centre and state to come together on the issue of women safety. She appealed to the Centre to set up a High Level Committee on women safety and the Special Task Force.

Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said that Maliwal completed more than 200 suo moto cases, which is unprecedented in any part of the country. He also said that families and society together should empower their daughter and teach them self defense and martial arts.

Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain spoke about the necessity for police reform to curb crimes in the city.

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