"My own daughter feels unsafe in the city," revealed Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi on Friday making her lack of trust in the police clear through this statement. Acknowledging the rapid increase in crime rates, she said that this situation has to be faced with 'courage and determination'.
"We have to face it with courage and determination. This is happening all around the country. This is not a competition. I don't want to get into it," she told NDTV. "Why is it that a girl is walking on the street and someone has to tease her. When we went to school or college there were whistles but there was nothing of this kind," she said.
"I am not satisfied with the law and order.... I wouldn't be able to judge whether security has improved after December 16 or not," the Chief Minister said.
"The PM did respond to my letter asking for better policing. I hope there is better policing but better policing is not a magic wand," she said. "...One can't put everything on the government. I feel concerned about law and order even though it is not under me because ours is an elected government. "I am not saying police reporting to Lt Governor is ok or not but that is the system. But this does not stop us from doing what we can do within our limitations,"
When the chief minister was asked whether she agrees to the reports that four rape incidents take place in the city everday she said it was "good" that such crimes are being reported. "I agree. They have been reported. It is good that the incidents are being reported. We have started a helpline to offer assistance to women in distress," she said.
Recently, Dikshit who has been emphasising the need for the Delhi gangrape incident to serve as a wake-up call, was asked if she had intentions of bringing the Delhi Police under her control. However, she said that her 'plate is already full with work and is not asking for the police to be brought under her control although it is atleast necessary that they are better trained'. "I did not ask for the police to be brought under my government. I merely said they need better training. I really can't say that I'm dying to get law and order as I have enough work on my plate. Police response will be better under elected government," she had said adding that there is a need to train the Delhi Police in a "people-friendly manner".
OneIndia News(With inputs from PTI)