Kejriwal seeks Shah’s help to make city safer for women

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Kejriwal seeks Shah’s help to make city safer for women

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

In order to make the national Capital a ‘safer place’ for women, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought the cooperation and help of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Kejriwal while participating in a discussion in the Delhi Assembly on women security, asked his deputy Manish Sisodia to see whether there is need to introduce courses in schools to sensitise students about crime against women.

“We need your (Shah’s) cooperation and we need your help. Let’s come together and make Delhi a safer place,” Kejriwal said.

Earlier, AAP spokesperson Atishi sought accountability from Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday over alleged deterioration of the law-and-order situation in Delhi and asked what he has done to provide security to women in the national Capital.

She alleged that law-and-order situation in Delhi deteriorated and cases of rape in the national capital have increased since Shah took charge of the Home Ministry.”Ever since the Home Minister took over the charge, we have witnessed a steep rise in crimes in Delhi. Murders, rapes, dacoity and all the other crimes have increased,” she said.

Sharing the data of Delhi Police, Atishi said that a total of 458 incidents of murder had taken place this year till November 15, 2019, whereas the number was 439 in 2018 till November 15. “The total number of vehicle thefts in Delhi this year till Nov 15, 2019, was 40,736, while the figure in 2018 was 40,073. The number of rape incidents this year is 1,947 till November 15, 2019, whereas it was 1,921 in 2018,” she said.

“The data clearly shows that after Shah took over the charge, crime in Delhi has only increased which means that he has completely failed as the Home Minister,” she added.

The AAP leader also demanded to disclose the steps taken by the home minister to provide security to the women of Delhi. Delhi police has more than 52,000 vacancies but nothing has been done in the past few years to fill these posts,” she said.

Citing a data of 2019, she said the number of rape incidents has crossed 2000. She also alleged the home minister has failed in installing CCTV cameras inside Delhi’s police stations despite the Supreme Court order in which the Central government was pulled up for its inaction.

Atishi further said that after the brutal murder and rape incident in Hyderabad, women across the country are raising questions on the issue of security of women.

“The Delhi government has taken major steps to ensure the safety of women in Delhi. It has installed CCTV cameras across Delhi for the security of women,” she said, adding that this is the largest such initiative not just for any Indian city but also in the world. 

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