New Delhi, March 8 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind
Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government will plan a campaign involving
people to fight against the menace of foeticide and dowry.
are very much concerned about safety of women in the national capital.
We need to mitigate foeticide, dowry and spending in weddings. So, on
the lines of the odd-even scheme, we will launch a campaign involving
Delhiites to raise voice for women's safety and fight against foeticide
and dowry,” he said while speaking at a programme organised by the Delhi
Commission for Women (DCW) on the occasion of International Women's
Addressing the gathering, Kejriwal said women should be able
to move around freely at any time of the day or night in the national
“The government is willing to spend as much money as
needed on women's safety. To ensure women safety, the Delhi government
in it's upcoming budget is allocating money for the installation of
closed-circuit television across the city,” he said.
measures are insufficient as rapists feel immune because of low
conviction rate. Increased conviction rate will send a clear message
that he will be in jail if he is a rapist,” the chief minister said.
Kejriwal also lauded the DCW efforts towards dealing with cases of crime against women.
appealed to the DCW to aggregate every single idea for the safety of
women and said that the Aam Aadmi Party government will implement them