Kejriwal’s Letter To Delhi Lt Governor After 4 Murders In A Day
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, wrote to the lieutenant governor today to request immediate action in response to “an alarming spurt” of severe crimes in the capital.
In addition to criticizing the Lieutenant Governor and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for failing to take action against crimes against women, he also referred to official crime statistics.
The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party urged the LG, Vinai Kumar Saxena, to take “urgent effective steps to restore the confidence of residents about the security and safety of their lives since such serious crimes have shaken Delhi” about the four murders that had occurred in Delhi in the previous 24 hours.
To uphold the rule of law in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal pledged “all possible cooperation”
“It is high time that those entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of lives of Delhi residents should not be seen as failing time and time again in their mandatory duty,” he wrote.
Mr. Kejriwal cited statistics from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report that were made public last year, claiming that they ought to have opened the eyes of the Lieutenant Governor and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), “both of whom are directly responsible for maintenance of law and order here, but regrettably, that did not happen.”
Data from the NCRB report shows that Delhi alone was responsible for 32.20 percent of all crimes against women that occurred in India’s 19 major cities.
A further sentence in the letter read, “Given such alarming figures, urgent preventive steps on crimes against women were required, but regrettably, for the reasons best known to the MHA and your good self, nothing changed on the ground.”
The Delhi Chief Minister claimed that because there aren’t enough Delhi Police officers on the ground, residents are forced to hire private guards “in large numbers” to protect their lives and property.
The “need of the hour,” according to the letter, is for efficient police patrolling, particularly at night, and urgent consultation with Delhi residents about how to strengthen law and order in the city.
Arvind Kejriwal suggested that the LG and his cabinet members meet to discuss the matter seriously.
He proposed that police officers be ordered to convene joint meetings with elected MLAs, council members, and RWAs to discuss more effective ways to lower crime in the nation’s capital.
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Thana-level committees were in place in Delhi until 2013. They gave the police, the general public, and elected officials a place to talk to each other often and actively. He went on to say that these committees might be brought back to life.