Maliwal ends her nine-day fast

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New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her fast she launched nine days ago after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance giving death penalty to child rapists.

Maliwal, 33, went on an indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat and refused to break it till such time the government acted seriously against those who sexually assault young girls.

On Sunday, the President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, which was approved by the cabinet on Saturday.

Maliwal began her fast following the widely condemned rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir in January and similar crimes elsewhere in the country.

–IANS

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