Swati Maliwal admitted to LNJP hospital after she falls unconscious
Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal was hospitalised on Sunday after she fell unconscious. Maliwal has been rushed to the Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP) in New Delhi
Swati Maliwal, Chief of Delhi Commission for Women was hospitalised on Sunday after she fell unconscious. Maliwal has been rushed to the Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP) in New Delhi, reported news agency ANI.
DCW Chief has been on an indefinite hunger strike for 13 days now. She has been agitating against rape incidents in the country and had earlier demanded capital punishment for convicts in rape cases within 6 months.
On Saturday December 14, Maliwal had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding immediate implementation of the Disha Bill across the country — the bill that provides for awarding death sentences to convicts in rape cases within 21 days.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swati Maliwal had said: "I myself am on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a fixed framework for punishment to rapists... I wrote to you on the first of my fast, seeking immediate action of certain specific demands."
On December, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal penned a letter to all women Members of Parliament about her proposed fast unto death at Raj Ghat on her demand for amending the laws on rape, and sought their support.
Her letter comes in the wake of the recent brutal gangrape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.
Also mentioned in her letter is the heart-wrenching case of a six-year-old girl from Rajasthan who had been raped and strangled to death with her school belt last week
Maliwal is demanding incorporation of six measures to empower the existing law and deter such heinous crimes, including an increase in the number of courts, police personnel, and swift trial and sentencing.
Inviting the women MPs to join her in her protest at Raj Ghat, Maliwal declared that she will continue fasting until these six demands are met.
She also urged them to raise the issue inside the Parliament until women's safety is ensured.