New Delhi: Sometimes the best of people can’t stay together: This is how Delhi Women Commission chief Swati Maliwal announced her divorce from husband AAP leader Naveen Jaihind. “Most painful moment is when your fairytale ends. Mine ended. Navin and I have gotten divorced. Sometimes the best of people can’t stay together. Will always miss him and our life that could have been,” Swati wrote. Twitteratis hailed her for her courage, grace and strength. Also Read - DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Falls Unconscious, Admitted to LNJP Hospital on 13th Day of Hunger Strike
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The 35-year-old came under the limelight in 2015 when she was appointed as the Delhi commissioner for women as she was the youngest commissioner ever. Also, it was alleged that she got the position for her husband.
Naveen is AAP’s Haryana leader who, along with Swati, has been with Arvind Kejriwal since his NGO days. They were with him during India Against Corruption movement and worked in Parivartan.
Not only for her young age, but she also faced the heat on social media several times because of her opinions. Like when she termed Supreme Court’s move to decriminalise adultery as anti-women, she was slammed for being regressive.
In 2019, their marital relationship faced a test as Naveen made a derogatory comment. “We will give Rs 20 lakh to any BJP leader who gets raped by 10 people. Does woman’s honour have a value?” he asked. His comment was in reaction to the Haryana BJP government’s announcement of giving only Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the Rewari gangrape victim.
As Swati Maliwal was asked to comment on her husband’s remarks, she said, “I sympathise with his anger and pain but I do not sympathise with what he has spoken. I do not agree with his statement and I condemn it. I would suggest to Naveen Jaihind that it is okay that you are feeling angry but when you are in a public space you need to control your anger. You need to be careful of what you are speaking.”