Juvenile case: Swati Maliwal moves Supreme Court at midnight, becomes twitter sensation


Delhi Commission of Women chief Swati Maliwal’s decision to move Supreme Court for an urgent hearing to stop the release of Jyoti Singh’s juvenile rapist may not have resulted in the outcome she desired, but her action appears to have made her a twitter sensation overnight.

Maliwal, who is credited with raising the profile of Delhi’s women’s body moved the SC with her team of lawyers for a midnight hearing into the juvenile’s release case. Chief Justice TS Thakur transferred the matter to a vacation bench, which then said it will hear the case on Monday.

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Clearly, this wasn’t the outcome Maliwal had hoped for, as the SC bench’s decision will mean that the juvenile and the most brutal rapist of Jyoti Singh will walk free on Sunday.

She, however, became the topic of intense conversation on social media platforms particularly on microblogging site twitter. Both Swati Maliwal and Delhi Commission for Women remained top twitter trends all through the night.

Maliwal was appointed to head the Delhi’s women’s body by Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. On Sunday many of even Kejriwal’s detractors were seen praising his decision to appoint her for this role.

Here is an example twitter conversation on Maliwal:


However, a tiny minority appeared critical of Maliwal for leaving it so late to move the SC.

Here’s what they they had to say;



  1. Publicity stunt. What’s the basis of appeal? No law has been violated. You can’t keep someone in jail even for one minutes after the sentenced time is over. Court should collect penalty from seating for wasting time