Left Menu
Development News Edition

Cops stopped peaceful activists march: DCW


Cops stopped peaceful activists march: DCW
Maliwal's supporters took out candlelight from Rajghat to India Gate but were stopped midway, they said.

The Delhi Commission For Women on Saturday accused the city police of using water cannon and stopping a peaceful candlelight march heading to India Gate from Rajghat by it is chief's supporters to demand the death penalty for rapists. Police, however, claimed they had to use the water cannon after the protesters began throwing torches (Mashaal) towards the policemen.

"Police used water canons on protesters who were holding a candle march from Raj Ghat to India Gate. @SwatiJaiHind is protesting for time-bound and strict punishment for Rapists," the DCW posted on its Twitter handle. DCW chief Swati Maliwal has been on a hunger strike to demand capital punishment for rapists within six months of their conviction.

Maliwal's supporters took out candlelight from Rajghat to India Gate but were stopped midway, they said. The protesters took out the march raising slogan like: 'We want justice'.

According to police, the protesters threw torches towards the police, which led them to use water canons as a crowd control measure. The protesters also tried to climb barricades and were stopped by police, they said, adding they lit candles on the barricades.

Earlier during the day, DCW chief Maliwal demanded that the accused in the Unnao case be hanged within a month. "I appeal to the UP government and the Centre to fast track this case and ensure that the perpetrators are hanged within a month," said Maliwal, who begun the indefinite hunger strike on December 3 to press her demand that rapists be hanged within six months of their conviction.

Following the death of the Unnao rape victim, the DCW chief accused the government of being "deaf" and "insensitive" and not hearing the "screams" of rape victims, adding that she was "ashamed" of the country's government. The rape victim from Unnao airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here after she was set ablaze allegedly by five persons including two men accused of raping her, died on Friday night.

Maliwal also received support from Nirbhaya's mother, politicians Sanjay Singh and Sharad Yadav, who visited Samta Sthal, near Rajghat, the venue of her strike to express solidarity.

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

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Beware! Maximum cyber criminals eye your personal data

A report of the World Economic Forum revealed that cyber security is increasingly becoming an issue of public security as the majority of cyber criminals are increasingly targetting individual internet users. This requires preventive measur...

WEF 2020: Trump seems politically correct in pulling out from Paris Agreement

If the survey of the World Economic Forum WEF is believed, Trump seems to enjoy the confidence of his people in flaying climate intuitions and climate activists. His preference for economic development over environmental protection not only...

From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Trump praises China 'efforts and transparency' on virus

Washington, Jan 25 AFP US President Donald Trump thanked China on Friday for its efforts and transparency in tackling a deadly virus that has triggered a vast quarantine in the country. China has been working very hard to contain the Corona...

Harlem brewer taps her African-American roots for flavor

Celeste Beatty, one of the first African-American woman brewers in the United States, sees craft beer making as a way to reconnect with her roots.The flavors of the beers made by Beattys Harlem Brewing Co conjure up a proud tradition that w...

Powerful quake kills 14 people in eastern Turkey

Istanbul, Jan 25 AFP A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 14 people, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents rushing into the street. Rescue teams were being sent ...

UPDATE 3-'Denial of justice': Britain rebukes U.S. for not giving up diplomat's wife

Britain criticized the United States on Friday for refusing to extradite a U.S. diplomats wife who was involved in a car crash that killed a British teenager, saying it amounted to a denial of justice.British prosecutors have requested the ...

Give Feedback