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Kejriwal praises DCW, criticises Centre for dirty politics

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 8: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged Prime Minister rendra Modi to pull up those who “abuse” women and to take action against them.

Speaking at the annual awards ceremony of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Intertiol Women’s Day, Kejriwal made a plea to Modi to “unfollow all those who abuse and threaten women and take strong action against them”.

Referring to the Beras Hindu University (BHU) and the state of women there, he said: “Senior Jourlist Rajdeep Sardesai revealed the discrimition between boys and girls in the BHU campus; girls of the campus came up and spoke against injustice. Since then, those girls have been getting rape threats from the university Vice Chancellor (VC). Such goons hold position of VC because of Modi Sarkar.”

He made the remarks at the function and said that all days belong to women. He followed this with words of appreciation for the work done by the Commission under the leadership of its current chairperson Swati Maliwal.

“When we celebrate one women’s day, the rest of the days of the year seem like men’s days. All 365 days should be women’s days.

“DCW has done great work, since the time Swati Maliwal has been the chairperson. The commission does not only criticise the Delhi Police but also us (Delhi Government). She was not appointed to use her power. She was appointed to fight injustice - that’s exactly what she is doing,” he said.

Mentioning the Gurmehar Kaur incident and the threats she received, Kejriwal underlined that it was DCW which came to her rescue when the tiol Commission for Women (NCW) gave up on her case. “DCW is working better than NCW. NCW should learn from them. They do not help people in need but pick faults in what DCW does. “When Gurmehar Kaur received rape threats, NCW gave up. DCW came up to help the girl who raised voice against ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) and was declared ‘anti-tiol’,” he said. (IANS)

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