10 years since Nirbhaya Case: Women’s safety appeal in the parliament

10 years since Nirbhaya Case: Women’s safety appeal in the parliament

It has been 10 years since the December 16 gang rape that is the “Nirbhaya Case, the case that shook the world. Today on this day marks 10 years of the case, on that note The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday called for a discussion on women’s safety in ParliamentIn her tweet, calling for the suspension of sessions in both the houses of the Parliament, Swati Maliwal, the women’s panel chief, said that “nothing has changed” even after a decade.

“Today the Nirbhaya case completes 10 years. The sad part is that nothing has still changed. We have written to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha speakers, urging them to suspend the sessions to discuss women’s safety,” Swati Maliwal wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

“Everyday crimes against women and children are being reported in the national capital,” the letter read, which also mentioned the sexual assault of an eight-month-old baby and a 90-year-old woman. The winter session of Parliament started last week but it has seen multiple protests.

In the letter, shared by The woman’s panel Chief, Swati Paliwal the copies of the letters she sent to Rajya Sabha Speaker and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Prakash Birla, the women’s panel also mentioned the acid attack on a 17-year-old girl in the national capital on Wednesday – the latest incident to have shaken the capital. The girl, who has suffered major burn injuries, is admitted to a hospital, it underlined.

“The problems of increasing crime against women and girls have reached an epidemic proportion and the governments are failing to take concrete steps to counter it. Governments have failed to create deterrence in the minds of people,” the DCW further underlined, calling for urgent measures.

 

 

 

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