Why is AAP legislator angry with women’s panel headed by her own party activist?

Alka Lamba praises former chief from Congress for quick response to cases liker hers

GN Bureau | August 14, 2015


#: delhi commission for women   #alka lamba   #swati maliwal  

Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba is not happy with the response of the Delhi commission for women. It is headed by her party activist Swati Maliwal, who enjoys the support of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The commission’s slow response seems to have not gone well with Alka. The DCW on Thursday issued notice to Delhi police in connection with the attack on Alka Lamba earlier this week, after the legislator met the officials of the panel.

Sources said that the DCW took the step hours after the Chandni Chowk legislator reached its office following the panel asking her to come and present her side of the story.

Alka Lamba suffered head injury after a 19-year-old boy, working at a sweet shop, hurled a stone at her during her anti-drug drives at Kashmere Gate on August 9. The assailant was later arrested. Later, Delhi police, on the basis of seven separate complaints by some shopkeepers, also booked Lamba for vandalising some shops in the area.

While coming out from DCW office, Alka Lamba blamed the commission for reacting over her matter so late and not issuing the summons to police and Bharatiya Janata Party legislator OP Sharma, who had used disgraceful language against her.

"I made a complaint to DCW on August 10. Even after three days of my complaint, the commission did not take any action. It issued summons neither to police nor to OP Sharma while I as a victim was told to come and submit evidences of the incident," she told media persons.

Strangely, the AAP legislator praised DCW ex-chief Barkha Singh from Congress for taking prompt action in such cases. "Barkha Singh took action immediately over any complaint. She used to take action in the evening over the complaint made in the morning," she said.

Well, Kejriwal needs to have a second look at the working of DCW as he has made security of women in Delhi is main campaign point in his fight against Modi government for the control over Delhi police. His own party MLA has termed DCW as slow and almost branded it as insensitive to women.

Comments

 

Other News

Developed states not adding to skill sets: Study

The most economically developed states are not adequately adding to skillsets, which may result in severe shortages of skilled manpower in the coming years, according to an ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Paper.  Maharashtra

The young dalit, angry and Azad

It’s a hot May afternoon and Connaught Place is almost deserted. But KL Mahar and Anjana Mahar, a middle-aged dalit couple, are striding briskly towards Delhi’s famed protest square, near the Jantar Mantar, to get a glimpse of Chandrashekhar Azad. Popularly called Ravan, Chandrashekhar

Tedros becomes the first African to head WHO

“Call me Tedros,” the newly elected director-general (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a Chinese reporter at a press conference held after he was elected on May 23. “The issue is: in Ethiopia we don’t have surnames, and also my wife o

Should there be a national test for teachers?

Should there be a national test for teachers?

Government sanctions new posts to hire cyber security professionals

The government has sanctioned 111 posts of cyber security professionals for the Indian computer emergency response team (ICERT) under the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY), according to a ministry official, who added that the posts were sanctioned earlier this year. 

Bhutan’s pursuit of happiness, shortage of health sub-centres in UP, and role of digitisation in IGNOU

In many ways the story of Gross National Happiness in a country is the story of Bhutan and its modern history. There are two major transition points in Bhutan’s recent history, the beginning of the monarchy in 1907, and the transition to a Constitutional monarchy in 2008, and the pursuit of happine



Video

पंजाब में हाई अलर्ट

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter