Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'

Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'

 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1   0   0   0
Write Review
Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'
New Delhi, April 22 DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a "historic win".
I didn't expect that our protest will take such a large shape. It is a historic win for all of us who have been demanding stringent law to punish convicted rapists," the visibly frail Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said.

"I welcome the law and end my fast here," the 33-year-old told the media.

Maliwal went on an indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat and refused to break it despite failing health and requests from many till the government acted seriously against those who sexually assault young girls.

"People ridiculed me when I decided to go on hunger strike. But today I can say that a woman can achieve anything. I thank each and everyone for supporting our battle," she added.

Maliwal began her fast following the widely condemned rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir in January and similar crimes elsewhere in the country.

"We had sent more than five lakh letters to our Prime Minister that were received by DCW but no action was taken. Finally, I had to take the step of going on fast. Our demands were so strong that the government had to bend and immediately take action to implement the new law," Maliwal said.

On Sunday, the President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, which was approved by the cabinet on Saturday.

"But this is not the end of our fight, this is just the beginning. We have a long way to go. If the government doesn't implement the law within three months as promised, then I will again start my protest," she added.

Source : http://indialife.us/article.php?id=97753

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Movie Reviews

Nela Ticket Telugu Movie Review, Rating -1.5/5

May 25, 2018 8
Bottom Line: Don't even risk taking a trip to Nela Ticket, as the movie doesn't even have…

Kaasi / Kaali Telugu Movie Review, Rating -2/5

May 18, 2018 81
StoryMusic director turned actor Vijay Antony who wowed the audience with his Bichagaadu/…

Bhaskar Oru Rascal Tamil Movie Review, Rating -2/5

May 17, 2018 89
Bottom Line: This wannabe comic entertainer neither entertains nor generates laughs.
Restaurant Reviews

BBQ Tonite - Modern Indo-Pak Kitchen

Oct 13, 2016 1248
BBQ Tonite is the most savory and sultry taste around. Complete with all the fixins, our…

HOT N SPICY

Oct 12, 2016 1288
Simple eatery with a small dining area for Indo-Pak basics like biryanis, plus coupon…

India Palace Restaurant and Bar

Aug 15, 2016 1333
The Best Indian Cuisine in Dallas
Latest Yellow Pages
Mar 06, 2018

Andhramess Allen

Andhra Mess– Is the most popular South Indian Restaurant situated in Allen, US. We have…
Dec 04, 2017

Best deals on International flights

IndianEagle.com is an innovative online travel company that enables its customers to book…
Sep 05, 2017

Roy Photography

Experienced in Indian and South-Asian Weddings and event photo and video services. Speaks…
Aug 02, 2017

Pista House

Pista House is known for meeting the diverse needs of customers thanks to its use of best…
Latest Classifieds
Default Image
May 24, 2018

Shop Now Edible Oils & Ghee Online @ MyHomeGrocers

Buy Edible Oils And Ghee Online Shopping at Best Prices. We bring your favorite Edible…
Default Image
May 16, 2018

Enjoy Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Sale Online

Enjoy fresh selection and friendly service.
May 15, 2018

Special Offers On All Daily Needs @ MyHomeGrocers.com

Get 15% off all Groceries and Staples , Use Coupon ' MOM15 ' at Checkou
Default Image
May 11, 2018

Fresh & Tasty Indian Mangoes Are Here

We can get all your Daily Needs Delivered to your Doorstep Order Online 
Training
Default Image
Feb 03, 2018

DevOps Online Training Live Demo Feb 05, 2018(Monday) @7.00am IST

DevOps Online Training Live Demo Feb 05, 2018(Monday) @7.00am IST For USA Students Feb…
Default Image
Jan 31, 2018

selenium Training - learntek

Learntek: Selenium Training Schedule. Course Title: Selenium Training. Training Type:…
Jan 25, 2018

SAP Simple Finance Training by SAP Certified Industry Experts

We provide services throughout USA, UK, Australia,UAE, Canada, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand,…
Jan 04, 2018

Tableau Training Institute in Noida

Tableau computing device is a business intelligence andinformation visualization tool…