The cold, rainy Wednesday morning witnessed hundreds of girls walking hand in hand at the DU metro station with Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on the 4th day of her Mahila Suraksha Padayatra.

They walked around the lanes with hockey sticks, shouting slogans of boldness and appealed to women to have courage and fight against their abusers. Most women complained of lack of support from the police when they reported any case of mishap.

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Maliwal also said that it was more important to empower women and make them self sufficient. Walking over 30 kilometres daily, the Mahila Suraksha Padyatra had reached Signature Bridge on Tuesday late night. The DCW cheif was welcomed by around 500 women.

Similar padyatras took place in other parts of North Delhi. It continue to inspire confidence in women and girls across the city. Infact a 12 year old girl, who was kidnapped only a day before, was also rescued by them.

The Padyatra will cover North and North West Delhi in the next two days before moving to South and Central Districts and end on International Women’s Day on March 8.