The recent rape of an 8-month-old baby by a 28-year-old cousin has evoked outrage in India. The Delhi Commission For women (DCW) has issued an ultimatum to the central government, demanding death penalty for perpetrators who rape innocent children.

Another Satyagraha

According to the latest report by PTI, the DCW has launched a ‘Satyagraha’ to protest the gruesome incident. DCW chief Swati Maliwal said that the silence of the Narendra Modi-led government is deafening. Maliwal who has written several letters to the government on behalf of the commission has received no response.

For the next 30 days, Maliwal and her team will be working round the clock, visiting households in New Delhi to get a petition on death penalty signed. She said that the commission aims to get over one lakh signatures. It’s high time the government changes the rules and alters the system, she said. The activist also warned that they will launch a massive protest if the government fails to take action on perpetrators.

Victim Is Stable

The 8-month-old infant, who was raped by a relative, had to undergo three-hour surgery. The baby is in the ICU.

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