‘PM Modi with rapists’: Rahul Gandhi condemns release of convicts in Bilkis Bano case

A day after the Gujarat government revealed that the Center had approved the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano rape case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Modi does indeed support rapists, even though he Let’s talk about respecting women from the Red Fort

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court can hear the sentence’s petitions difficult and unleash the eleven convicts within the case on Gregorian calendar month twenty-nine.

“He talks regarding respect for girls from the Red Fort; however, really, he’s with the rapists. The distinction between the Prime Minister’s guarantees and intentions is evident. They need solely cheated ladies,” Gandhi tweeted.

In an affidavit filed in response to petitions challenging the exemption granted to convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, the Gujarat government said it has decided to release 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case as they were “14 years and above”. The age has ended.” Jail…his behaviour was found to be good,” and the Center also “concurred/approved it”. The state also said that the “Superintendent of Police, CBI, Special Crime Branch, Mumbai” and “Special Civil Judge (CBI), City Civil and Sessions Court, Greater Bombay”, in March last year, had opposed early release.

Also reacting to the Gujarat government’s affidavit, Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal said he was not surprised by the government’s decision. Sibal tweeted, “No longer surprised at what this government has done: exempting rapists-killers.”

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that ‘shame would be too mild to condemn the disease,’ as the Gujarat government and the Union Home Ministry decided to release the convicts, even as the CBI, Special Crime Branch, Mumbai said No. In a letter to the superintendent of Godhra sub-jail, the CBI officer had said that the offence committed was “heinous, grave and grave” and therefore “cannot be released prematurely and no leniency can be given to him”.

A mob gang-raped bilkis on March 3, 2002, in Limkheda taluka of Dahod district during the post-Godhra riots, and her three-year-old daughter, Saleha, was murdered by 14 people. Bilquis was pregnant at the time. On 15 August, the Gujarat government released all 11 convicts in the case, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008, citing the “consensus” recommendation of the Jail Advisory Committee (JAC) to treat them as “good behaviour”.

Congress spokesperson Shama Mohammed accused the BJP government of releasing rape convicts early while many journalists and activists have been in jail for years.


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