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.