Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwa slammed the central government for the lacklustre union budget 2018 and said increasing child sexual abuse in the country, no measures for their safety was announced.
In her statement, she said I am very disappointed with the Union Budget 2018. The Finance Minister hardly mentioned women and children in his speech. Despite the country witnessing increasing child sexual abuse and having witnessed the rape of 8-month-old baby, it deeply pains me to note that no measures have been announced to enhance the safety of women and children.
She also said that the Delhi Police has been demanding 66,000 additional police force as well as better software for digitizing its functioning. There appears to be no significant increase in the budget of Delhi Police as well. Nirbhaya Fund has again been given some amount this year but the amount from the previous year continues to be pending till now.
Swati demanded that since the Government has failed to provide security to its women and girls, maybe they should have announced a women safety tax/cess. Women would have happily paid the same for ensuring their safety.