New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded the death penalty for those convicted of raping minors and also blasted the BJP for defending its MLA accused of raping a teenager in Uttar Pradesh.
While visiting Rajghat where Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal’s fast on the same issue entered the third day, Kejriwal said his government was ready to make amendments to the existing law to ensure death penalty to rapists of minors.
He urged the Delhi High Court to inform his government about the number of fast-track courts, judges and money needed for the purpose.
“As soon as the Delhi High Court tells us, we will provide the money. We want women to remain safe in Delhi.” “In the next Delhi Assembly session we will bring amendments to the IPC and CrPC that in case of rape of a minor, the rapist must get death penalty and the trial should be completed within six months.
“In the last three years, the Delhi Assembly has brought many legislation but the Centre has not cleared a single of them.”