"Only When Demands Are Met": Delhi Women's Penal Head On Hunger Strike

Swati Maliwal began her hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday night, but later she and her supporters were shifted to Samta Sthal, the memorial of former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram.

'Only When Demands Are Met': Delhi Women's Penal Head On Hunger Strike

Several women reached Samta Sthal, near Rajghat, to express solidarity with Swati Maliwal.

New Delhi:

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who is sitting on an indefinite hunger strike at Samta Sthal in the national capital, on Wednesday said she will end her fast only after her demand for rapists to be hanged within six months of their conviction is met.

Ms Maliwal began her hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday night, but later she and her supporters were shifted to Samta Sthal, the memorial of former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram.

Several women reached Samta Sthal, near Rajghat, to express solidarity with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief.

"My hunger strike is continuing. We will continue the fight from Rajghat. I will only end my fast after my demands are met," Ms Maliwal said on Twitter.

On Wednesday, she began her day by paying obeisance at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

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