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Sisodia supports DCW chief's demand of death penalty for minors' rapists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today supported Swati Maliwal's demand for a law to secure death penalty for those who minor girls and setting up of fast-track courts to complete the trial of such cases in six months.

He also supported her demands regarding recruitment of 66,000 police personnel in and better forensic labs.

Sisodia visited Rajghat to lend support to Maliwal whose hunger strike entered its fifth day today.

He said that the recruitment of police personnel would provide employment to the youth as well security to women, a statement said.

ND Gupta also reached Rajghat to support Maliwal. Representatives from many bar associations and some medical associations also reached Samta Sthal and extended their support.

The AIIMS RDA has also extended its support to Maliwal. Hundreds of students marched from towards Samta Sthal, before being stopped by the police at Turkman Gate.

Maliwal said she was expecting a reply from the on her letters but he had already left for

"Now nobody wants a lecture from the PM over social values. The country expects a system from him to stop rapes," she said.

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

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:35 IST