DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, said today she would continue her fast till Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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, Maliwal visited Raj Ghat on a wheelchair, carrying a placard which read - "This is my energy saving exercise. Still can run 5km!!."
CPI leader D Raja today reached Samta Sthal and alleged the BJP was politicizing rapes.
"Isn't it's your (Narendra Modi) own party BJP which is politicizing (rapes)? Isn't it's your own party which is communalizing (rapes)?" Raja said as he assured Maliwal of raising the issue in Parliament.
"If the prime minister 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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