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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Women don’t feel safe in Delhi: CM

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 06, 2013
First Published: 16:24 IST(6/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:18 IST(7/2/2013)

Training her guns on the police once again, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said women continued to feel unsafe in Delhi.

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Her statement comes a day after a 26-year-old man working for a cable operator shoved an iron rod into the throat of a young woman when she resisted his attempt to rape her.

“Women don’t feel safe in Delhi. There is no feeling of security. What had happened yesterday in Lajpat Nagar is shocking. The incident has raised our worries,” Dikshit said.

While the police have arrested the man, the woman is being treated at a private hospital where her condition is said to be critical.

Dikshit said her government would do everything possible to address the safety concerns of women. A number of steps have already been taken in this regard, she said.

“My government will do everything possible to provide conducive atmosphere for women in the city. When we talk about security, we know the police are there but there is no satisfaction about security which should be there,” she added.

Dikshit has been critical of the functioning of the force in the aftermath of the December 16 gang rape.

Her government had even sent a letter to home minister Sushilkumar Shinde accusing the police of deviating from its core duties and trivialising the issue of safety of women.


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