Swati Maliwal to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 02, 2019 21:40 hrs
Swati Maliwal launches 'Rape Roko' movement, calls for death penalty for child rapists

New Delhi: To demand fast-track dealing of rape cases and death penalty for the accused, Swati Maliwal, the chief of Delhi Commission for Women, will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday.

Her office informed that Maliwal will sit on an indefinite hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar from 10 am onwards on Tuesday.

"First she will pray at the Rajghat at 9:30 am and then go straight to Jantar Mantar from there," an official statement said.

Maliwal tweeted that she will not end her hunger strike until the Centre announces that rapists will be served death penalty and that rape cases will be resolved within six months.