AAP pushes for women's safety, presents 10-point agenda

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, Nov 27: Two lakh public toilets for women, new courts to fast-track rape cases and Wi-Fi connected CCTV cameras were some of the promises made by the AAP on Wednesday in the second round of its 'Delhi Dialogue' programme which focused on women.

Addressing a gathering of over 500 women at Talkatora Garden in the heart of the capital, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal also promised that women would be allowed to pass a resolution to close down liquor vends in their areas.

AAP vouches for Women's safety

He said women's safety and empowerment would be AAP's priority, and new courts would be opened. "Forty-seven fast-track courts would be built and made functional and later increased up to 100," said an AAP source.

The former chief minister also said every DTC bus would have a marshal to stop harassment of women.

In its 10-point agenda for women, which the AAP promised to implement if voted to power, figured the Women's Security Force to be formed by utilising Delhi's 12,000-strong New Delhi Home Guards and Civil Defence Force.

Kejriwal also promised a 'Suraksha Button' (safety button as a mobile phone app) by pressing of which women in distress would get connected with police.

Two lakh toilets for women will be built - 50,000 in public spaces and 1.5 lakh in slums - the party said in a statement.
Kejriwal also said CCTVs in buses and bus shelters would also be installed to prevent crime against women.


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