19 Disabled Senior Citizens Beaten in Delhi
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal and Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam raided an old age home in Delhi.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal and Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam raided an old age home in the national capital on 31st July. Maliwal and Gautam conducted a surprise inspection at the old age home in Nangloi area of Delhi. They found more than 19 disabled senior citizens confined to a small room with no social distancing and a single washroom. The toilets were found to be stinking. In a tweet, Maliwal said that the senior citizens had been tied up and thrashed at the old age home. She also said, “In a small room, 19 disabled elderly persons are living in a miserable private old age home run by an NGO in Nangloi. In extreme filth and heat, in the same room and the same bed, women and old men are kept in an inhuman condition. Most are suffering from mental illnesses and aren't allowed to go out."Maliwal also said that she and Gautam will rehabilitate the elderly persons and take action against the director of the NGO.