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Delhi Women Commission issues notice to Union Home Secretary

PTI 25 Apr 2016, 23:38:58 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a ‘notice’ to the Union Home Secretary seeking reasons for the postponement of the Special Task Force’s (STF) meeting on women’s safety.

It also sought deliberations of the meeting details to tackle child rape in the city.

Maliwal also sought information on the progress of the Delhi Police’s initiative to understand the psychology and motivations of a rape accused (created in light of the Usha Mehra Commission report) along with a report of the findings so far and the current status of the revised Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme 2015 proposed by the city government.

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”As you are aware, Delhi is recording an increasing number of rape  cases, especially of children. In the past one and a half months, there have been over 130 cases of rape. Out of this, over 50 are of children, two of whom were barely 1 year old,” Maliwal said in the notice.