Bilkis Bano, a survivor of gangrape during the Gujarat riots, petitioned the Supreme Court for a review of the apex court’s May 13 ruling, which stated that the policy in place at the time of conviction in Gujarat, the state where the crime was actually committed, should be used to determine whether the convicts who raped her should be pardoned.
A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Vikram Nath issued the ruling.
In the wake of the 2002 riots, Bano was gangraped, and her three-year-old daughter was one of twelve persons who were murdered by a mob in the Gujarati district of Dahod’s Limkheda taluka.
In his appeal of the May 13 ruling by the Supreme Court, Bano argued that because the case’s trial took place in Maharashtra, the State of Maharashtra’s remission policy should be applied in the present instance rather than Gujarat’s remission policy from 1992.
This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.