Bilkis Bano moves SC challenging the release of 11 convicts

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): Bilkis Bano has moved the Supreme Court against the release of 11 men convicted of gang-raping her in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Advocate Shobha Gupta, representing Bano, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. Gupta contended that chances were slim that the bench led by justice Ajay Rastogi would be able to hear the matter, as he was now a part of a constitution bench hearing.

Bano has also moved a review petition against the apex court judgment allowing the Gujarat government to decide on the remission of the convicts.

The Chief Justice said that the review has to be heard first and let it come before Justice Rastogi. Gupta submitted that the matter had to be heard in an open court. The Chief Justice said only the court can decide that, and added that he will decide on the listing after looking into the matter the evening.

In May this year, the apex court had ruled that the Gujarat government can consider the remission request as the offence took place in Gujarat. Based on this ruling, the Gujarat government decided to release all 11 convicts.

The high court had held that the Maharashtra government should consider the remission since the trial in the case was conducted there after transfer from Gujarat.



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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    So, why is a different treatment for Shraddha Walker’s rapist by the same govt for the same offence????.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    These rapists have been supported by Gujarat Government so they released!!! Where is the Justice???

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    They were released because they were sanskari rapists; as told my BJp MLA of Godhra.

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  • Roshan, Mysore

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    I think the entire nation is behind Bilkis Bano, irrespective of religious and political ideologies. It is as simple as that no rapist-cum-murderer should ever go Scot free. Hope justice is upheld.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 30 2022

    Feku ji.......Beti Bachao ...............................!!!!

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