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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: Stressing on women safety issue in Delhi as a top priority, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that he is all set to bring the issue of the Women’s Rights Bill in parliament in the next assembly session, providing more power to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

arvindkejriwalThe Charter of Women’s Rights Bill 2015 will provide more administrative and judicial powers to DCW and incorporate the recommendations made by Justice JS Verma Committee following the Nirbhaya rape case.

During the consultation event organized by the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) at the Delhi Secretariat on drafting the bill Arvind Kejriwal said, “If a girl is going out then she should feel secure. If she will feel secure then her parents will feel secure. We need to provide a system where women can roam freely around the city feeling safe and secure.”

The Chief Minister also shared his own experience while talking about women safety in the national capital. He said his family gets restless till the time his daughter returns from the IIT campus since the metro station is at a little distance away from his residence.

“If I as a Chief Minister is so concerned for the safety of my daughter then I can understand the feeling of a common man as well. We have taken several measures like installing CCTV cameras, which acts as a deterrent,” Kejriwal said.

“Three weeks ago, as a pilot project, we installed CCTV cameras in all the classes of three schools. (Deputy Chief Minister) Manish Sisodia went to take feedback and interacted with the students.

“They told him that they are very happy as teachers have stopped beating them. Students also shared that cases of theft from school bags have gone down,” Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister highlighted that CCTV camera has a deterrent impact in public places too.  “Similarly, in buses we are installing CCTV cameras, which will bring an end to ‘road side Romeos’ but organsied gangs equipped with knife may not fear CCTV cameras but still to begin with there will be a decline in cases by 50-60 per cent,” he said.
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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)