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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.
With inputs from PTI

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BJP Member Files Defamation Complaint Against Arvind Kejriwal

“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said

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Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A BJP member Rajesh Kumar has filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting objectional comments against his party men.

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who has listed the matter for a hearing on May 16.

Kumar, who claimed to be convenor of legal cell of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Purvanchal Morcha in Delhi, told the court that he was shocked to see a tweet by Kejriwal saying that BJP members kept roaming around the country and raping Hindu girls.

“The accused (Kejriwal) has successfully dented the reputation of the complainant in particular and his party,” Kumar said in his complaint.

According to Kumar, he came across the tweet on September 30, 2018 and wanted to lodge a complaint immediately, but did not believing that the people would not take it seriously.

Arvind Kejriwal's party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia commons
Arvind Kejriwal’s party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia Commons

However, during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in his society in April, one lady on realising that he was a BJP leader, taunted him citing the tweet.

There were several such incidents when the complainant had to face embarassment due to the “utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position”, said Kumar in his plea.

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“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said.

He has requested the court to issue summons against Kejriwal under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act dealing with defamation and promoting enmity between different groups. (IANS)