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Maliwal supporters take to streets in Delhi

Maliwal supporters take to streets in Delhi

New Delhi , Dec 12 (UNI) As Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal's supporters again conducted protest march in support of her indefinite hunger strike that entered tenth day while they were stopped by the police as they reached Delhi Gate after begining there march from Raj Ghat.

The DCW protestors have alleged that they were not allowed to carry their march beyond the point near Delhi Gate where they were forced to stop by the police.

DCW members alleged that their peaceful march was stopped by Delhi Police and further accused police of man handling the protestors including women.

Police, however, denied the charges and said that the protestors were persuaded to stay at the the point allocated to them ,but, they tried going past the police barricades.

The protestors this time had scheduled their march to head towards Parliament.

Meanwhile , the police have said that they initially persuaded the group.

The DCW members had taken out the protest march on Thursday morning demanding capital punishment for rapists and highlighting demands of their chief who's indefinite hunger strike entered the 10th day on Thursday that began on December 3.

They said that earlier also when we wanted to take out a candle march to India Gate starting from Raj Ghat where Swati is sitting on the strike , they were stopped by the police at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg using water cannons.

They raised slogans remembering Nirbhaya saying that "we are ashamed that your rapists are still alive.'

Meanwhile , Ms Maliwal who continues to be on strike had written to President , PM , Home Minister and Union Minister Smriti Irani regarding various issues related to laws and the crimes against women in the country and her most recent letter to Ms Irani on Monday was regarding the demand that the government distribute thousands of crores of rupees in the Nirbhaya fund to the state governments.

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