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Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court Notice To Gujarat Over Convicts’ Release


Bilkis Bano was 21 years previous and 5 months pregnant when she was gangraped through the Gujarat riots.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court docket on Thursday sought the Gujarat authorities’s response on a plea difficult the discharge of 11 males convicted for the gangrape of Bilkis Bano through the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana additionally requested the petitioners to implead those that have been granted remission as events within the matter. The bench additionally posted the matter for listening to after two weeks.

Three Public Curiosity Litigations – by Communist Occasion of India (Marxist) Politburo Member Subhashini Ali, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, and one different petitioner – have been filed within the Supreme Court docket difficult the remission and consequent launch of 11 convicts on Independence Day.

The incident become an enormous political controversy with the particular court docket choose who convicted the boys additionally elevating questions concerning the Gujarat authorities’s resolution.

“Did they ask the choose beneath whom the case was heard? I can let you know that I heard nothing relating to this… In such circumstances, the state authorities must take recommendation from the central authorities as properly. Did they do this? I don’t know. In the event that they did, what did the central authorities say,” Justice UD Salvi, who retired as a choose of the Bombay Excessive Court docket, stated in an unique interview to NDTV.

“I do not know in the event that they went by the process or not,” he had added.

The convicts walked out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15 after the Gujarat authorities allowed their launch beneath its remission coverage. They’d accomplished greater than 15 years in jail.

The convicts had been welcomed by teams linked to the ruling BJP – with sweets, hugs and garlands. A BJP MLA was quoted as saying that the boys had been Brahmins with “good sanskar” (tradition).

Days after the convicts’ launch, Bilkis Bano stated it has “shaken” her religion within the justice system and left her “shocked” and “numb”. The household has been too distraught to determine on any authorized step.

Bilkis Bano was 21 years previous and 5 months pregnant when she was gangraped whereas fleeing the violence that broke out after the Godhra practice burning. Amongst these killed was her three-year-old daughter.

With inputs from companies

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