Delhi: Special assembly to discuss women’s security today

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 00:23 IST

The one-day special assembly session convened by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss women security, which was postponed due to the sudden death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, will now be held on Monday.

Amid an ongoing tussle with Delhi Police, the Aam Aadmi Party government will discuss women security and 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.

Claiming that the recent case of the stalking, murder and sexual harassment of 19-year-old Meenakshi in central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area was a glaring example of the failure of the system, AAP MLAs are likely to criticise the Delhi Police during the day-long session.

“Meenakshi’s family had approached the police several times in the last two years with complaints against the accused. The family had made a written complaint to the police in 2013 and subsequently made several complaints to the police on phone.

However, the police had not taken appropriate action on those complaints. If the police had acted effectively on earlier complaints, it is felt that the murder could have been avoided,” said a Delhi government official.

“There are many such instances where the women approach Delhi Police but they do not get justice - either FIR is not registered or even if an FIR is registered, no further action is taken and sometimes the case lingers on for years without effective action,” the official added.

The MLAs are also likely to discuss 185th report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, which has severely criticised the Delhi Police.

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