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The commission, with the help of the Delhi Police, searched several places on Wednesday night and rescued the infant, it said in a statement. (Reuters Photo)(Representative Image)

Two-month-old girl, sold by her father for Rs 40,000, rescued by DCW

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The DCW said it received information from its mahila panchayat on Wednesday that the infant had been sold by her father to traffickers for Rs 40,000.
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The nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 was announced on March 24.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
The nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 was announced on March 24.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Domestic violence cases down, says Delhi govt; DCW warns can’t draw any conclusion

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights also launched a helpline number -- 011- 41182977 -- for children who need any kind of mental health counselling.
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Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ensure rapists are hanged within 6 months of conviction: DCW chief Swati Maliwal writes to PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Swati Maliwal wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, listing out her demands on action to be taken in cases of crimes against women.
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DCP Sharma identified the dead man as Javed Rahman, who lived with Salma and their three children in Narela.(HT Archive)
DCP Sharma identified the dead man as Javed Rahman, who lived with Salma and their three children in Narela.(HT Archive)

Woman beats her husband to death for coming home drunk

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 05:03 AM IST
DCW also said that Salma had taken her husband to court. It said they husband “used to beat her and abuse her severely after drinking every night”.
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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and colleague Kiran Negi reportedly rescued nine girls from these spas, including a school-going girl.(HT file photo)
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and colleague Kiran Negi reportedly rescued nine girls from these spas, including a school-going girl.(HT file photo)

Municipalities seal 40 illegal spas, massage parlours in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 05:05 AM IST
The action comes in the backdrop of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) raiding spas and massage parlours in south Delhi on September 5 and alleging that sex rackets were being run from here.
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Swati Maliwal on Wednesday said prostitution rackets were running in the city running in the garb of spa and massage parlours(HT FILE)
Swati Maliwal on Wednesday said prostitution rackets were running in the city running in the garb of spa and massage parlours(HT FILE)

Prostitution rings being run in the garb of spas in the city: DCW chief

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:47 AM IST
In addition, DCW chief said, cross-gender massage should be completely restricted in closed rooms as a primary condition for licensing.
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SDMC will issue a ‘mandatory advisory’ to all spas and massage parlours in its jurisdiction asking them “not to provide cross-gender massage services to customers.(HT FILE)
SDMC will issue a ‘mandatory advisory’ to all spas and massage parlours in its jurisdiction asking them “not to provide cross-gender massage services to customers.(HT FILE)

No ‘cross-gender’ massages: SDMC to tell spas, parlours

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on September 5 claimed to have busted “prostitution rings at such facilities in west Delhi areas of Nawada, Dwarka and Madhu Vihar.” DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and colleague Kiran Negi reportedly rescued nine girls from these spas.
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The girl somehow escaped and with Rs 10 in her pocket, managed to get a shared auto-rickshaw ride back to her house in Bawana JJ Colony. With the help of neighbours, she dialled helpline number 181 of the Delhi Commission for Women.(File photo for representation)
The girl somehow escaped and with Rs 10 in her pocket, managed to get a shared auto-rickshaw ride back to her house in Bawana JJ Colony. With the help of neighbours, she dialled helpline number 181 of the Delhi Commission for Women.(File photo for representation)

After selling toddler to trafficker, woman sells teen daughter for Rs 1 lakh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:38 AM IST
The minor was told by her mother that they were going to her sister’s place in Badarpur, but instead took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin.
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DCW chief Swati Maliwal, along with her colleague Kiran Negi and other staff of the panel, carried out a surprise inspection of two spas at Nawada on Wednesday, the commission said.(Twitter/DCW)
DCW chief Swati Maliwal, along with her colleague Kiran Negi and other staff of the panel, carried out a surprise inspection of two spas at Nawada on Wednesday, the commission said.(Twitter/DCW)

DCW claims to have busted sex rackets being run from spas at Nawada, Madhu Vihar

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 06:58 AM IST
Police said some women had filed a complaint against DCW members for allegedly harassing them and forcibly entering their premises.
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Delhi government has issued fines amounting to nearly Rs. 7 lakh and seized over 1,000 litres of acid in about 100 searches.(Sanjeev Verma/HT/For Rep. Purposes Only)
Delhi government has issued fines amounting to nearly Rs. 7 lakh and seized over 1,000 litres of acid in about 100 searches.(Sanjeev Verma/HT/For Rep. Purposes Only)

1,000 litres of acid seized in searches across New Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:12 PM IST
The chief secretary, while expressing concern over acid attacks during a meeting held on the issue on August 22, directed all departments to check sale of acid and ensure rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.
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Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out inside the office of Delhi Commission for Women, at Vikas Bhawan, ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out inside the office of Delhi Commission for Women, at Vikas Bhawan, ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Fire destroys two rooms in DCW building

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:58 AM IST
While no one was hurt in the blaze, several files were gutted and property destroyed in the blaze, DCW chief Swati Maliwal tweeted.
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The girl’s parents died several years ago and she was living with her two sisters in Assam before the trio was brought to Delhi by a person on the pretext of getting them a job.(Getty Images/Vetta)
The girl’s parents died several years ago and she was living with her two sisters in Assam before the trio was brought to Delhi by a person on the pretext of getting them a job.(Getty Images/Vetta)

DCW resuces 16-year-old girl from traffickers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The girl and her two sisters were brought to Delhi from Assam by a man who promised them a high paying job but instead, forced them into prostitution.
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DCW received a call on its 181 distress helpline from a woman who said her 20-year-old daughter had been missing from Krishna Nagar.(HT FILE)
DCW received a call on its 181 distress helpline from a woman who said her 20-year-old daughter had been missing from Krishna Nagar.(HT FILE)

DCW busts online sex racket, rescues two from northeast Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:12 AM IST
During interrogation, Nazma said she was into the illegal trade for the past five to six months and got clients via mobile applications.
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The Dwarka district police said a PCR call about the incident was received on August 5 and the woman was taken to Dwarka’s Venkateshwar Hospital and was later shifted to Safdarjung.(Representative image)
The Dwarka district police said a PCR call about the incident was received on August 5 and the woman was taken to Dwarka’s Venkateshwar Hospital and was later shifted to Safdarjung.(Representative image)

Man assaults sister over dress in Delhi’s Dwarka

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 07:43 AM IST
The DCW came across the girl while it was conducting a door-to-door visit in the area as part of its ‘mahila panchayat’ program.
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DCW l has sought a detailed status report in the matter concerning the death of girl by stabbing near Bhogal.(Twitter/DCWDelhi)
DCW l has sought a detailed status report in the matter concerning the death of girl by stabbing near Bhogal.(Twitter/DCWDelhi)

DCW pulls up Delhi Police over woman’s murder in daylight

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 05:00 AM IST
The woman was stabbed at least six times by a knife in broad daylight in Bhogal, near south Delhi’s Nizamuddin.She was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
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The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the alleged publication of a picture of a convict in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case on the official advertisements of the Punjab state Election Commission.(ANI Photo)
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the alleged publication of a picture of a convict in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case on the official advertisements of the Punjab state Election Commission.(ANI Photo)

DCW notice to EC for using photo of gang-rape convict

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 03:14 AM IST
“Shockingly, the convict has been described as a brand ambassador of the Election Commission,” the notice read.
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A day after an eight-year-old girl went missing from her house in outer Delhi’s Narela, her body was found in a field on Sunday
A day after an eight-year-old girl went missing from her house in outer Delhi’s Narela, her body was found in a field on Sunday

Body of missing eight-year-old girl found

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:30 AM IST
In a letter issued to Delhi Police, a copy of which was uploaded on Twitter by a DCW member, the commission stated that the girl’s parents reported her missing on Saturday.
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The post-mortem did not mention the injuries sustained on the head were “solely responsible for the cause of her death or liable to be ignorable”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The post-mortem did not mention the injuries sustained on the head were “solely responsible for the cause of her death or liable to be ignorable”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Court orders fresh probe into death of a Delhi women’s panel employee

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 05:29 AM IST
The woman, who was married for four-and-a-half months and was two-months pregnant, was found dead in suspicious circumstances at her in-laws’ house on November 18 last year.
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The woman, who is in her 30s, set herself on fire at her house in Moradabad.(PTI)
The woman, who is in her 30s, set herself on fire at her house in Moradabad.(PTI)

UP woman sold by father, raped, sets herself on fire alleging police apathy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The police allegedly turned the woman away as she repeatedly sought to file the complaint in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur that she was raped after her family sold her for Rs 10,000.
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The court was hearing a plea it had initiated itself after Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat had written to the high court on the delay in serving the summons to such parties leading to delay in disposal of cases.(HT Photo)
The court was hearing a plea it had initiated itself after Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat had written to the high court on the delay in serving the summons to such parties leading to delay in disposal of cases.(HT Photo)

Lack of clarity on policy to summon persons in foreign countries: DCW

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 05:53 AM IST
According to ministry of home affairs (MHA) guidelines, issued on February 11, 2009, a period of 12 weeks is required for servicing summons and notices to persons residing abroad.
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12-year-old rescued in Delhi’s Vikaspuri(HT File)
12-year-old rescued in Delhi’s Vikaspuri(HT File)

12-year-old rescued in Delhi’s Vikaspuri

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 11:09 PM IST
While the DCW said the girl was 12 years old, police said they are yet to verify her age. The girl was forced to work for long hours without any wages and was beaten up by the employers, the DCW said in a statement.
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The women said they were brought to Delhi by an agent who promised them well-paying jobs in Gulf countries.(HT File Photo)
The women said they were brought to Delhi by an agent who promised them well-paying jobs in Gulf countries.(HT File Photo)

12 Nepalese women, allegedly being trafficked to Dubai, rescued by DCW

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 10:21 AM IST
The women were allegedly being trafficked to Dubai, the Delhi Commission for Women said in a statement.
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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal gave the police 10 days to sort out the complaints and asked them to provide the required information to the commission in 72 hours.(PTI/File Photo)
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal gave the police 10 days to sort out the complaints and asked them to provide the required information to the commission in 72 hours.(PTI/File Photo)

DCW notice to two police stations over illegal sale of liquor and drugs

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 03:25 AM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday issued notices to Jahangirpuri and Bhalswa Dairy police stations after receiving complaints of sale of illicit liquor and drugs in the area.
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The DCW has requested the Delhi Police to investigate the matter and ensure strictest action against the accused as per the law.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
The DCW has requested the Delhi Police to investigate the matter and ensure strictest action against the accused as per the law.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

DCW helps woman recover money she was duped of by placement agency

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 01:36 PM IST
The DCW on Sunday said a 26-year-old woman applied for a job after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper put in by the placement agency.
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The minor narrated her traumatic ordeal of being kidnapped, sold and forced into a marriage with a 40-year-old man, who has been raping her over the past one year.(HT FIle)
The minor narrated her traumatic ordeal of being kidnapped, sold and forced into a marriage with a 40-year-old man, who has been raping her over the past one year.(HT FIle)

Pregnant 16-year-old, kidnapped and sold into marriage, rescued by DCW from Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:51 AM IST
The commission in a statement said the girl’s father, a government employee , had complained to the DCW in January this year after he did not get relief in his state.
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According to the DCW, the deceased went missing on January 16. She was found in Karol Bagh the next day, with grievous injuries, and later succumbed to her injuries.(AFP File)
According to the DCW, the deceased went missing on January 16. She was found in Karol Bagh the next day, with grievous injuries, and later succumbed to her injuries.(AFP File)

DCW issues notice to police for not adding rape charge in minor’s death case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 12:38 PM IST
The dead girl’s parents had alleged that though the police had arrested five men in the case, they “failed to press charges of rape, murder, kidnapping, POCSO sections, and destruction of evidence in their FIR”, the DCW statement added.
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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, on January 22, 2019, said the commission has approached Delhi Police to register a case for criminal negligence and mismanagement in the diphtheria death cases.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, on January 22, 2019, said the commission has approached Delhi Police to register a case for criminal negligence and mismanagement in the diphtheria death cases.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

DCW demands police action against north Delhi health department over diphtheria deaths

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 02:30 PM IST
In a statement on Tuesday, the commission said the report submitted by the corporation showed that the hospital “delayed” procurement of vaccines and lacked adequate infrastructure for handling diphtheria cases.
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Lopsang Lama, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested from near the Kashmere Gate bus terminal on Saturday, January 19, 2019.(HT Photo)
Lopsang Lama, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested from near the Kashmere Gate bus terminal on Saturday, January 19, 2019.(HT Photo)

Delhi cops jump into Yamuna to catch Nepalese human trafficking ring kingpin

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:30 AM IST
The police had claimed that the women were lured to Delhi by alleged traffickers who were their compatriots, who told them they would be sent to foreign countries and employed as domestic help with a salary of Rs 30,000 each.
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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia directed the district magistrate concerned to immediately take over the shelter home and to ensure that the present staff is removed and new employees are appointed at the earliest.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia directed the district magistrate concerned to immediately take over the shelter home and to ensure that the present staff is removed and new employees are appointed at the earliest.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)

Delhi government to take charge of private shelter home in Dwarka after sexual abuse complaints

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2019 03:46 PM IST
The home has 22 inmates in the age group of 6-15 years. The Delhi Police registered an FIR in the matter and arrested four persons.
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A three-member team of Delhi Commission for Women, led by its chairperson Swati Maliwal (in photo), on Tuesday visited the women’s shelter home where they found that the inmates were not being provided adequate food and clothing.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)
A three-member team of Delhi Commission for Women, led by its chairperson Swati Maliwal (in photo), on Tuesday visited the women’s shelter home where they found that the inmates were not being provided adequate food and clothing.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)

‘Dismal, suffocating’: DCW seeks probe into condition of women’s shelter home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 11:13 AM IST
A three-member team from the Delhi Commission from Women led by its chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the home on Tuesday where they found that the inmates were not being provided adequate food and clothing.
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