Delhi Cabinet discusses law and order after Sonia's strong letter
The Delhi Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday discussed the current law and order situation in the national capital after Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote two strongly-worded letters to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and the Delhi Chief Minister, demanding action in the horrible gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a running bus.
The letters from the Congress President resulted in the Delhi cabinet meeting at Dikshit's residence, discussing steps to stop such crimes from happening in future.
A high level meeting is also taking place undergoing on Wednesday in the Union Home Ministry in which all top officials of the Delhi Police are participating.
The medical student was gang-raped in the Indian capital on Sunday night (December 16) and was later thrown out of the moving vehicle in a semi-naked condition.
"We are monitoring the situation of the girl and doctors are looking after her. The meeting discussed the situation of national capital," said Minister of Education, Social Welfare, WCD, Prof. Kiran Walia after the Cabinet meeting.
Walia further said that no special session of the Assembly will be convened to discuss the situation.
The Congress president had earlier also spoken to both on the phone after angry Opposition leaders asked the government to explain in Parliament what it was doing to protect women in an increasingly unsafe capital.
Gandhi said in her letter to Dikshit, "It's a shame that these incidents recur with painful regularity and that our daughters, sisters, mothers are unsafe in the capital city."
She also asked the Delhi Chief Minister to take "whatever steps are necessary to undertake community action, to strengthen law and order, and to step up vigilance to protect women."