DCW chief hospitalised

DCW chief hospitalised

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite fast, at Lok Nayak Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

New Delhi, December 15

DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who was on a fast to demand capital punishment for rapists within six months of their conviction, was taken to a city hospital after she fell unconscious this morning.

When Maliwal’s condition deteriorated last night, doctors advised her to go to a hospital, but she refused to budge. This morning, she was taken to the LNJP Hospital after she fainted.

According to a DCW member, she was initially taken to the emergency ward of the hospital since she was unconscious. Later when she regained consciousness, she refused to allow doctors to put her on intravenous fluids.

Maliwal was shifted to a special ward, where she was put on intravenous fluids, he said, adding that her condition was stated to be stable. He said the DCW chief’s supporters were stationed outside the hospital.

Maliwal was on a fast for over 10 days at the Samta Sthal, near Raj Ghat. She, on Saturday, wrote to PM Narendra Modi to ensure that Disha Bill, which mandates disposal of cases of atrocities against women in 21 days and handing out death penalty, is implemented in the country. — PTI

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