In this case, the Supreme Court issued notices to the Central Government and the Gujarat State Government only last month. This notice has been issued to the government to give an explanation about the release of 11 accused. On August 15, the Gujarat government released 11 accused in the Bilkis Bano rape case. They were released under the outdated remission policy. There is an uproar across the country.
Bilkis Bano case: The release of the accused in the Bilkis Bano rape case has sparked strong opposition across the country. It is noteworthy that recently the Supreme Court also responded to this. The Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to produce before it all the records related to the case along with the remission order used to release them. The Supreme Court has given two weeks time to the Gujarat government for this. The court adjourned the further hearing for three weeks.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and others filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the release of the accused in the case. The Supreme Court, which heard the petition on Friday, commented as follows. The Gujarat government has released 11 convicts who gang-raped a woman named Bilkis Bano during the Gujarat riots on August 15, the country’s Independence Day. The government claimed that they were released under the remission policy. They were released under the outdated remission policy. There is an uproar across the country.
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Many prominent people are severely condemning the way the Gujarat government is being led by the opposition. Rape accused have not been punished so far and release them? It is maintained that. The Supreme Court heard the petitions filed in this order and ordered the Gujarat government to give an explanation about the release of the accused. During the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bilkis Bano was gang-raped by many. There are 11 accused in that case. The victim tried to fight against what happened to her but to no avail. Moreover, the women’s groups are expressing their anger that the release of the rape accused is the most heinous.
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