DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal initiated her indefinite hunger strike to protest against the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad and a six-year-old girl in Rajasthan. Maliwal said that society needs to come together. Additionally, the activist also said that the government should come up with a system wherein justice is guaranteed. Maliwal also stated that the system should enable immediate and speedy trials. She has been protesting seeking a death penalty for those who were involved in the rape and murder of the 25-year-old Hyderabad doctor.
On Tuesday afternoon, Swati Maliwal tweeted five demands that need to be met, after which she would break her fast. However, after receiving orders from higher authorities, the Delhi Police has said that the protest can only continue till 5 pm at Jantar Mantar. MS Randhawa, PRO, Delhi Police suggested that after 5 pm the protesting crowd will have to be moved to an alternative place.
MS Randhawa, PRO, Delhi Police on DCW Chief Swati Maliwal's protest: One can protest only till 5 PM at Jantar Mantar, there are certain guidelines that have to be followed. If she suggests an alternative place like Ramlila Ground for her protest, we can consider the request. https://t.co/wCrQRHAgwD pic.twitter.com/NsMzlyogpB— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2019
Speaking about her letter to PM Modi, DCW Chairperson said, "I have written to PM Modi because I think only he can take stringent action, last time he said made the law but it is not implemented. There are so many districts that do not have a fast track court. I will fast unto death until justice is given and laws are implemented."
Addressing the press on Friday evening, the Cyberabad Police provided details of the horrific murder of 27-year old doctor from Hyderabad. Confirming that the doctor was gangraped, the Cyberabad Police said that it was pre-planned. The Cyberabad Police also confirmed that the four accused have been arrested and that they will refer the case too fast track courts for speedy justice. On charges by NCW and victim's family that the Police did not register a complaint on time and allegedly said that the girl might have eloped, Police said investigation on the same is on.