Delhi HC raps Centre over women's security, orders installation of CCTVs across city

The Delhi High Court on Friday rapped the central government for not providing enough security to women.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday rapped the central government for not providing enough security to women.

The high court ordered the Centre to install cameras in the national capital to ensure security for the female community.

The court chided the government for installing 15,000 CCTV cameras within weeks for US President Barack Obama's visit, but not for women.

Court's observation came on a plea seeking that the cameras put up for the American President's security should not be removed after his visit in the light of several incidents like the December 16 gang-rape case.

During the last hearing the court had criticised the government and said: "Because of a foreign President you (government) do it, but not for Indian citizens. If we direct you to do it for Indians, you do in months and years, else you do it in weeks. Let's get someone from outer space."

The PIL stated: "In the light of the Nirbhaya case, it is evident that the law and order situation in Delhi demands that these cameras (being installed for US president's arrival) should not be removed from some strategic places like the entry and exit points of the capital and other places mapped as the high crime rate zones here."

The plea was filed filed by advocate Meera Bhatia.

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