DCW chief urges govt to take solid steps to ensure safety of women

- August 30, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday expressed alarm about the rise in incidents of crime against women in the national capital and said it is crucial to take strong steps to protect Delhi’s reputation

Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women / Photo: Instagram

In a tweet, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said, “According to NCRB data, crimes against women increased by 41% in 2021 and the crimes against children increased by 32%.”

“This is a matter of deep concern”, she said, adding every party and government should take strong steps to ensure safety of women.

“It is necessary to take strong steps to prevent the name of Delhi from getting spoiled. From an 8-month-old girl to a 90-year-old woman, raped in Delhi. Delhi Commission for Women is working 24×7 to make every woman feel safe. But this is not enough. All governments should come together, save the daughters”, she tweeted.



Then came another post by Maliwal commenting on the irony of a picture showing Nirbhaya squad as a part of the team deployed to clear the area from people demanding the rapists of Bilkis Bano to be put back to jail.


According to a recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), two minor girls were raped daily last year in the national capital, which was the most unsafe metropolitan city for women across the country.

Delhi also registered 13,892 cases of crimes against women in 2021, a significant surge of more than 40% compared to 2020 when the figure was 9,782, the data revealed.

The cases of crimes against women in Delhi accounted for 32.20% of total crimes in the category among all 19 metropolitan cities, as per the data.

(With inputs from PTI)


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