Is Delhi safe for women? This question has been asked umpteen times. Newspapers, televisions have been doing stories with headlines, slugs reading ‘Delhi Unsafe for Women’.
On Thursday early morning, around 3am Dekhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson, Swati Maliwal, was on a surprise round in the streets of Delhi NCR to take stock of the situation in perspective to safety of women post Kanjhawala incident.
Near Gate No. 2 of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a car driver asked her to get and he will give her lift. On saying no the driver tried to drag her. She did not get hurt but the incident could have taken a shape of the infamous Kanjhawala hit and run case.
The driver angry by Makiwal’s no, passed lewd comments and even made filthy gestures.
Maliwal, called the police and told her ordeal. The man was later nabbed but the entire incident has once again raised a big question mark on the safety and security of women in Delhi NCR.
Swati Maliwal, who has been extremely vocal over the incidents taking place in wake of crimes against women has questioned the administration what is the safety of common women if a DCW chairperson is stalked, molested and dragged by a running car.