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Swati Maliwal's hunger strike enters ninth day, Maliwal refuses to relent unless all conditions are met

Swati Maliwal's hunger strike enters ninth day, Maliwal refuses to relent unless all conditions are met

| @indiablooms | 21 Apr 2018, 01:46 pm

New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS): The fast by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Swati Maliwal, entered its ninth day on Saturday and Maliwal refused to end it unless all her demands were met, according to media reports.

She refused to relent to requests from Delhi CM Arvind Kejirwal and others to end her fast upon the news that the Central government has informed the Supreme Court that the Union Law Ministry is looking into changing the law to award death penalty to those convicted of sexually assaulting children, according to media reports.

Thirty-three year old Maliwal began her hunger strike at Rajghat in New Delhi in protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and demanded stringent punishment for the convicted rapists.

On Friday, Maliwal was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying, " Only submitting affidavit in the SC is not enough. The Centre must also create enough fast track courts, increase Delhi Police strength by 66,000 and strengthen forensic labs so that trial of crime against women can be completed in six months and perpetrator can be accorded death penalty."

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