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AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi

Even After 20 Years, She Is Fighting For Justice: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi Gets Emotional About Bilkis Bano

AIMIM Chief Owaisi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then as Gujarat chief minister, failed to save Bilkis Bano, Ehsaan Jafri, and those killed in Best bakery during Godhra riots

04 December 2022

Bilkis Bano's petition to the SC is significant as it challenges the defence of the convicts

Bilkis Bano Seeks Review Of Remission In SC; Why Is Her Petition So Important?

The major arguments for the convicts have been that the petitioners are outsiders, ‘third party strangers’ and so on. Now, as Bilkis Bano herself is the petitioner in the case, the defence must think of new strategy to...


Protest against the release of convicts of Bilkis Banos case

Godhra To Bilkis Bano: Do They Matter In Gujarat Elections?

The release of Bilkis Bano convicts and the subsequent ripples didn’t deter BJP to field daughter of a post-Godhra riot convict as its MLA candidate.


Bilkis Bano with her family

‘I Do This Today For Women Everywhere’: Bilkis Bano Sends Out Message Of Resillience

Bilkis Bano recently moved to the Supreme Court with two petitions challenging both the remission order of the 11 convicts and the May order of the apex court that considered Gujarat the ‘appropriate’ authority to decide...

02 December 2022

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Bilkis Bano Challenges Release Of Her Rapists In Supreme Court

Bilkis Bano was gangraped and seven of her family members were killed during 2002 Gujarat Riots. Eleven men were convicted and handed life imprisonment in the case. They were released by the Gujarat government earlier this...


Trinamool Congress Mahua Moitra

TMC MP Mahua Moitra Takes Jibe At BJP After It Gives Godhra Ticket To MLA Who Called Bilkis Bano's Rapists

Mahua Moitra, a Lok Sabha member from Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress party, is among petitioners in the Supreme Court, seeking a reversal of the decision

12 November 2022

Bilkis Bano

SC To Consider Listing Bilkis Bano's Plea Against Remission, Release Of 2002 Rape, Murder Convicts

The 11 men convicted in the case walked out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15 after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy.

30 November 2022

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Bilkis Bano after her 11 rapists were freed on August 15

Gujarat Assembly Elections: Chandrasinh Raulji Who Called Bilkis Bano’s Rapists ‘Sanskari Brahmins’ Is BJP Candidate From Godhra

BJP's Chandrasinh Raulji was part of the Gujarat government committee that unanimously decided to release the 11 men guilty of raping Bilkis Bano and killing nine members of her family, including her three-year-old daughter,...

11 November 2022

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18 October 2022

"Done As Per Law," Union Minister Prahlad Joshi Defends Release Of Bilkis Bano Case Convicts

The minister defended the Gujarat government's move to grant the 11 convicts remission, stating that for convicts who have spent 'quite some time' in prison,...


18 October 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Centre Approved The Release Of 11 Convicts; Gujarat Government Submits To SC

Bilkis Bano Case: Centre Approved The Release Of 11 Convicts; Gujarat Government Submits To SC

Since the release of the 11 convicts of Bilkis Bano case, it has not been clear whether the state government took the decision by their own or they had taken...


30 September 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Gujarat’s Remission Of Prison Sentence Of 11 Convicts Turns Justice Into A Farce

Bilkis Bano Case: Gujarat’s Remission Of Prison Sentence Of 11 Convicts Turns Justice Into A Farce

A disturbing commentary made the rounds that the rapists belonging to the virtuous caste and kinship would not have committed the crime


26 September 2022
Activist Sandeep Pandey, Others Detained For Taking Out Solidarity March For Bilkis Bano

Activist Sandeep Pandey, Others Detained For Taking Out Solidarity March For Bilkis Bano

Gujarat: Social activist Sandeep Pandey and 10 other activists were detained at around 4 pm on Monday.


26 September 2022
March In Support Of Bilkis Bano: Magsaysay Awardee Sandeep Pandey Detained In Gujarat

March In Support Of Bilkis Bano: Magsaysay Awardee Sandeep Pandey Detained In Gujarat

The March was a symbolic gesture of apologising to Bilkis Bano who was raped and saw her family members murdered during post-Godhra riots in 2002


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25 September 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Convict Questions Maintainability Of Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Remission

Bilkis Bano Case: Convict Questions Maintainability Of Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Remission

Multiple petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against the release of convicted of gangraping Bilkis Bano and killing her family members.


25 September 2022
AIMIM Declares Three Candidates For Gujarat Assembly Polls

AIMIM Declares Three Candidates For Gujarat Assembly Polls

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday evening declared his party's candidates for three seats for the coming Assembly elections in Gujarat.


24 September 2022
Poems For Bilkis Bano: Wake Up, Blindfolded Woman

Poems For Bilkis Bano: Wake Up, Blindfolded Woman

Lady Justice needs to take off her blindfold and see the injustice all around in her name


24 September 2022
A Legal View On The Remission Of Life Sentences For 11 Rapists Of Bilkis Bano

A Legal View On The Remission Of Life Sentences For 11 Rapists Of Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano Case: Not only does the move set a bad precedent, but it will have wide ramifications, feel legal experts including Justice U.D. Salvi who had...


09 September 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court To Hear Petitions Challenging Release Of Convicts After Three Weeks

Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court To Hear Petitions Challenging Release Of Convicts After Three Weeks

Bilkis Bano was gangraped and her seven family members were murdered during the 2002 Gujarat Riots. The convicts were released last month.


25 August 2022
Bilkis Bano: SC Issues Notice To Gujarat Govt Following Plea Challenging The Remission Of 11 Rape Convicts

Bilkis Bano: SC Issues Notice To Gujarat Govt Following Plea Challenging The Remission Of 11 Rape Convicts

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana issued notice to the Centre and the state government on the plea and asked the petitioners to implead those who have...


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23 August 2022
Many Muslim Residents Of Bilkis Bano's Village Leave Over Fears Of Safety After Convicts' Release

Many Muslim Residents Of Bilkis Bano's Village Leave Over Fears Of Safety After Convicts' Release

Police have increased security in Bilkis Bano's village and have admitted that some people have moved out but has denied any exodus.


23 August 2022
Was Shocked And Numbed After Release Of Bilkis Bano's Rapists: Mehbooba Mufti

Was Shocked And Numbed After Release Of Bilkis Bano's Rapists: Mehbooba Mufti

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider listing a plea challenging the grant of remission by the Gujarat government to 11 life convicts in the Bilkis...


23 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court To Hear Plea Against Remission Of Convicts

Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court To Hear Plea Against Remission Of Convicts

In a separate development, the release of convicts in Bilkis Bano case has also figured in National Human Rights Commission's discussions.


19 August 2022
'Did Naari Shakti Mean Ladoos To Rape Convicts?': Politicians, Authors, Activists Express Concern Over Release Of Bilkis Bano's Assaulters

'Did Naari Shakti Mean Ladoos To Rape Convicts?': Politicians, Authors, Activists Express Concern Over Release Of Bilkis Bano's Assaulters

The BJP-ruled Gujarat government has come under extreme hate and condemnation following its move to remit the convicts, who were sentenced to life imprisonment...


19 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Eleven convicts were set free by the Gujarat government on August 15. They were serving life imprisonment for gangraping pregnant Bilkis Bano and killing seven...


19 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: They Are Brahmins With Good Sanskaar, Says BJP MLA On Released Convicts

Bilkis Bano Case: They Are Brahmins With Good Sanskaar, Says BJP MLA On Released Convicts

Eleven men sentenced to life for gangraping Bilkis Bano and murdering seven of her family members were released on Monday.


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