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DCW chief continues hunger strike for fourth day

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Demanding stringent laws and the death penalty for rapists, (DCW) continued her indefinite for the fourth day on Monday.

Maliwal, 33, launched the protest at Rajghat on Friday in the wake of the incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua districts.

Slamming the for trying to end her strike, Maliwal said private doctors on Monday examined her and the reports suggest that she can continue the

Maliwal, who is having only water during her fast, has lost two kilos in three days, according to a member.

"Instead of taking some action and responding to our demands, the Centre is trying to end our If the government can ban currency notes overnight why can't the take some strict measures ensuring safety for women," the said.

Earlier in the day, Maliwal said the tried to evacuate the venue and she sought help from Minister who joined her on Sunday.

"sir, the DCP, the ACP and the doctor are harassing me. My ketone level is 2. As you may appreciate, this is nothing. Even yesterday, they fabricated reports. I am at Rajghat and the entire police force is forcibly trying to take me away. Sir, I request you to ensure my protection from them," she tweeted.

In a letter to on Thursday, the chief said: "I will not break my anshan (fast) until the promises the country a better system for the safety of our daughters."

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:48 IST
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