Business Standard

DCW chief's hunger strike enters third day

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An indefinite by (DCW) entered the third day on Sunday in support of death penalty for rapists.

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

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

The protest saw a large number of women and children participating, urging the authorities to implement stricter anti-rape laws in the country.

The Commission had observed a month-long satyagraha in February demanding fast-track courts and stricter laws for those accused of raping minors.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 15:06 IST