New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal during a demonstration against the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad; demanding death penalty for the rapists in New Delhi on Nov 30, 2019. (Photo:. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Dec 2 : To demand fast-track dealing of rape cases and death penalty for the accused, Swati Maliwal, the chief of Delhi Commission for Woman, will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday.

Her office informed that Maliwal will sit on an indefinite hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar from 10 a.m. onwards on Tuesday.

"First she will pray at the Rajghat at 9:30 a.m. and then go straight to Jantar Mantar from there," an official statement said.

Maliwal tweeted that she will not end her hunger strike until the Centre announces that rapists will be served death penalty and that rape cases will be resolved within six months.

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