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Won't end hunger strike until PM accepts my demands: DCW chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, said today she would continue her fast till accepts her demands for death penalty for rapes of minors and setting up fast-track courts to complete the trial in such cases in six months.

Maliwal's protest at Samta Sthal comes amid a furore over incident of rapes reported from several parts of the country.

On the seventh day of her hunger strike, visited on a wheelchair, carrying a placard which read - "This is my saving exercise. Still can run 5km!!."

D Raja today reached Samta Sthal and alleged the was politicizing rapes.

"Isn't it's your (Modi) own party which is politicizing (rapes)? Isn't it's your own party which is communalizing (rapes)?" Raja said as he assured of raising the issue in Parliament.

Hitting out at the prime minister, said, "He has failed to understand 'Man Ki baat' of our countrymen. Today, the country needs action and not speeches or statements from the "

"If the is ziddi (stubborn), I am also unshakeable. I will not end the anshan (fast) until he accepts my demands. I am ready to make any sacrifice for it," she said.

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First Published: Thu, April 19 2018. 19:50 IST