DCW chairperson holds indefinite hunger strike seeking death penalty for child rapists
New Delhi, 13 April (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women held indefinite hunger strike at New Delhi’s Raj Ghat under the flagship of Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday against the dreadful and inhuman Unnao and Kathua rape incidents, which have jolted the nation.
She appealed to the prime minister to "think about these girls" during his fast today and work towards securing justice for them.
Maliwal reiterated her demand that a system be created to "award death penalty to rapists of children within six months".
In Unnao rape case, a 16-year-old girl had accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her in June last year.
On April 8, the victim, along with her family members tried to commit suicide in front of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence in Lucknow.
In Kathua rape case, on January 10, a girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, had disappeared from a spot near her house.
A week later, her body was found in the same area.