Arvind Kerjiwal-led AAP govt calls special session of Delhi Assembly over women safety in capital

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 3: A special session has been called in the Delhi Assembly on Monday over the issue of women security in the capital. The session, which was to take place earlier, had been postponed due to the sudden death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

The Arvind Kerjiwal-led AAP government is likely to pass a resolution to set up a commission of inquiry to look into complaints of crime against women and cases in which appropriate action has not been taken.

On Saturday, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal had sought information from the Delhi Police over the same.

Earlier on July 21, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said his government will constitute an inquiry commission to study the city police’s response to crimes against women.

Sisodia said: “There are many incidents in Delhi in which women are teased, women are ill-treated and when they complain there is no action taken. The Parliamentary standing committee on Home Affairs has also criticised Delhi Police in their 185th report of being insensitive towards women.”

Sisodia had told media persons: “The Delhi government has decided to call a special session in the Vidhan Sabha, in which we will propose to constitute an inquiry commission to investigate actions taken on such complaints.”

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government has locked horns with the Delhi Police over the law and order situation in the city.

(With Agency Inputs)


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