Swati meets Speaker, seeks session on women safety

Swati meets Speaker, seeks session on women safety

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, suggesting that Parliament should hold a one-day session to discuss women’s safety in the city.

“There should be one day reserved in Parliament to have discussion on the issue of women safety, especially for the women of Delhi,” Maliwal told reporters later. The DCW chief said the meeting was positive.

“We discussed women issues with her. I spoke about the recent Anand Parbat case in Delhi. She assured full support and was full of praise for our effort,” she said.

Showing concern about recent incidents like the Anand Parbat case in which a girl was brutally stabbed to death, Maliwal said she has asked for the status of the investigation and is closely monitoring it. She also vowed to not let cases related to women to get politicised.

“I am not a politician and will not allow any politician to politicise women’s issue,” she said.

Law and order in Delhi comes under the jurisdiction of the central government. But the Arvind Kejriwal government has been campaigning for bringing Delhi Police under the control of the state government.

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