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Supreme Court’s Bilkis Bano verdict exposes fault Lines in justice system

Celebrating the release of convicted rapists and murderers is not just a matter of legal debate but a reflection of societal values.

Supreme court cancels early release of Bilkis Bano rape-murder convicts, slams Gujarat government

The Gujarat government's authority to release the men in 2022 was sharply criticised by the Supreme Court, prompting waves of condemnation from civil society, activists, and opposition politicians.

Bilkis Bano Rapists Were Booked For Molestation While On Parole

All 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano's rape and murder of her three-year-old child walked out as free men on India’s Independence Day for their alleged good behaviour. However, it has come to light that two of them were booked in the case of molestation and threatening the witness while on parole during their 14-year jail term.

This Stain On Govt’s Legacy Will Never Wash Off: Congress

A day after it was revealed that all the accused in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case were released after approval from the Union home ministry, the Congress trained its guns on the central government, saying "this stain on the legacy of this dispensation will never wash off".

Bilkis Bano Case: Central Govt Has No Role In Release Of 11 Convicts, Says Official

The Central government has no role in the release of the 11 life-term convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, the top Union Home Ministry official told The New Indian. The convicts were released as per the remission policy prevalent in Gujarat at the time of their conviction in 2008, the official said. On Thursday, the […]