Arvind Kejriwal’s press conference on Delhi rape

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In the wake of rape of two minors in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced the formation of a panel of ministers to examine enhancing punishment for those found guilty of raping minors. The group of ministers, headed by law minister Manish Sisodia, will submit its report in 15 days. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the Delhi CM said that the state government will appoint special prosecutors in rape cases. He said that “we will propose to reduce the juvenile age in rape

cases to 15 years.” Kejriwal said that the government would request for fast-tracking of rape cases. “The government is prepared to allocate funds to increase the number of fast track courts,” he said. “We will take help from the chief justice of Delhi. “We will need to set up many more courts. We need to speed up the legal process… We have the political will. Whatever funds and staff are needed for this, we will provide,” he said. The Aam Aadmi Party leader said one reason why attacks on women, rapes in particular, were on the rise in Delhi was because criminals had no fear of the law. “I don’t think all the bad people live only in Delhi, and that people living in places like Kolkata, New York, London or Varanasi are saints. It is just that the fear of law is not there in Delhi.” “Rapists know nothing will happen to them, ” Kejriwal said. Kejriwal also demanded that there should be more strict punishment for rape of minors. The panel will explore possibility of enhancing punishment to life imprisonment and death penalty in rape case of minors, Kejriwal said. Arvind Kejriwal had on Sunday stepped up attack on PM Narendra Modi saying he will not let him sleep “peacefully” if “jungle raj prevails”. After a meeting with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Kejriwal lambasted the Centre and Delhi Police, asserting that he will not remain silent on the issue of women’s security even as investigators claimed to have cracked the case of rape of a two-and-half year old child with arrest of two juveniles. “We will not allow the Prime Minister to sleep peacefully if women in Delhi do not get proper safety and the present trend of rapes continues. That is guaranteed,” Kejriwal said. Claiming that “jungle raj” was prevailing in the capital, Kejriwal urged Modi not to remain “stubborn” and hand over law and order control to city government for at least one year, a demand he had made yesterday as well. “The Prime Minister must understand that I am not (previous chief minister) Sheila Dikshit. I will not remain silent,” he said. Dikshit had yesterday accused Kejriwal of indulging in blame game.

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