Nirbhaya Fund still remains unspent : AAP

Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti organised a human chain at Mandi House to throw light on women security.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 16, 2014 7:48 pm
The feudal narrative of land-holding upper castes violating women from the voiceless lower castes — an act of violence that is also an act of socio-economic domination — does not quite fit here. ( Picture for representation only ) ( Picture for representation only )

Two years after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, AAP today said very little has changed on women’s security front and the Nirbhaya Fund set up following the incident still remains unspent.

The party also lamented the fact that Nirbhaya’s parents are still fighting a legal battle in the courts demanding justice for their daughter and conviction of all the offenders.

Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, the students wing of the party, organised a human chain at Mandi House to throw light on the issue of women’s security.

December 16 marks the day when the victim was brutally raped, following which she succumbed to her injuries on December 29.

“Lax transport licensing policies came to light again in the recent rape of a young woman by a driver of UBER cab, an international taxi service.

“The Nirbhaya fund that earmarked Rs 1000 crore in 2013 and 2014 is left unspent by both the UPA and NDA and not a single Nirbhaya centre is up and ready. Police and judicial reforms as recommended by the late Justice JS Verma Committee in 2013 are yet to see the light of day,” a party spokesperson said.

“Simple steps such as increasing deployment of female police personnel and surveillance have not been implemented,” the party said.

The AAP proposed a policy of zero tolerance and strict law enforcement when it comes to crimes against women.

“On an average, 40 cases of crimes against women are registered daily by Delhi police, including at least four cases of rape.

“Sample surveys conducted across the national capital indicate that over 90 per cent women still feel unsafe,” the spokesperson added.

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    Meena
    Dec 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm
    Nirbhaya Case became known to all of us because Jaya Bhaduri cried in the parliament. Otherwise, do you think anybody would have even heard about the fate of that poor girl?The UPA and the NDA, both corrupt, communal and criminal, have no blue-print how to use the Rs 1000 crore fund. How can you expect their rapist ministers to punish other rapists ?AAP is the only hope to change this rotten system! I hope Delhites don't lose this chance!
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      Sunanda S
      Dec 17, 2014 at 3:45 am
      Not spending the Nirbhaya fund shows that our leaders are not at all serious towards women safety It is pathetic that over 90 % women still feel unsafe .Till the time the people do not come out in the streets to protest , these unfeeling politicians keep a deaf ear even to such grave issues.
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        Smriti Malini
        Dec 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm
        Isn't this the tragedy of our country- We do nothing to prevent a tragedy- we cry when something bad happens-make big promises and then start doing nothing again....we learn no lessons..until cycle repeats again...Nirbhaya fund was launched to make positive changes to improve women's safety and with great shame we are talking about the fact that the fund has been discontinued and not only that-it has not been spent at all..Who can forget Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani's speeches-but this is all BJP does-speeches...speeches and some more .....speeches
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          Ananya Pathak
          Dec 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm
          What has changed in Delhi or for the matter anywhere in India in the last 2 years?? How secure are women feeling?? Rapes, molestation.. Continues to happen and we women still feel insecure... What happened to the tall promises that modi went around screaming in the LS campaign?? Where is the security for women Mr PM?
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            Ashmeet Singh
            Dec 17, 2014 at 4:54 am
            Fekne and photoshop se time mile too kam kare.PM is busy in rallies,Desh a bhad mai.Apna kam banta bhad mai jaye janta yeh bat krdi PM ne.
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