Delhi is not just “rape capital” but also “stalking capital” making it a highly unsafe city for women, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today.
“According to data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) for 2015, Delhi is not just rape capital but also stalking capital. Last week, a 23-year-old girl was set ablaze because she turned down a stalker’s proposal. I met that girl who has suffered 95 per cent burns and is battling for life in hospital,” she said in the letter to Home Minister.
“We get so many complaints of this nature. However, the commission feels that after the initial registration of FIRs, the victim falls into the trap of systemic rigmarole. Justice is often delayed due to the high pendency of cases and delays in investigation and forensic reports.
“This has created an atmosphere in Delhi that has emboldened the perpetrators of crimes against women who have no fear of the system. Further, there is a high rate of pendency in forensic laboratories. The lack of sufficient number of fast track courts has also lead to high pendency in the courts,” she added.
Maliwal also reiterated her demands of constitution of high-level committees on women safety and re-notification of Special Task Force on women safety and thana level committees.