Delhi needs night shelters more than night life: Swati Maliwal

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Delhi needs night shelters more than a better “night life”, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said here on Sunday.

“Night shelters in the city are extremely unsafe for women. Delhi needs better night shelters, not a ‘night life’,” Maliwal told reporters after her random visits to three night shelters in the national capital.

Maliwal, along with DCW member Sarika Chaudhary and two volunteers, visited three night shelters run by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) in Nizamuddin and Jama Masjid areas late Saturday.

“In past 10 days, the locals have complained about missing of many children. A four-year-old girl went missing from a night shelter three days ago and hasn’t been found yet,” she said, adding that she would seek a report from police on the missing children in the area.

“The toilets are very few and no separate toilets for women were there. Male and female night shelters are adjacent to each other in the same complex, with no security restrictions,” Maliwal said.

She also pointed out water scarcity in the shelters.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here