Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief's indefinite hunger strike enters day 2


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DCW chief Swati Maliwal went on an indefinite hunger strike on Friday to demand swift capital punishment for child rapists.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal on day one of her hunger strike. (Photo: Twitter/@imamansharma2)

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal continued her hunger strike for the second day on Saturday demanding the government take concrete actions to curb sexual crimes against women. 

The hunger strike by Maliwal comes in wake of the recent incidents of rape in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. She had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday regarding the same. 

"Prime minister did fast for one day. We were hoping that he will speak something on the issue and will give assurance to the countrymen to ensure safety of our daughters. But the silence of the PM and the entire government is very heart-breaking," Maliwal had said before beginning the strike. 

In his first comments on the gruesome incidents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Friday called them as a "shame" for the country and asserted that the guilty will not be spared and daughters will get justice. 

In Kathua, an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal community had gone missing from near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area. 

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In the Unnao case, a 17-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, 2017.