Bilkis Bano case: Is right to seek remission a fundamental right? Supreme Court asks convicts

A bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan today concluded hearing arguments of the convicts in the batch of pleas challenging the premature release of 11 men who had raped Bilkis Bano in 2002.
Supreme Court, Bilkis Bano
Supreme Court, Bilkis Bano

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned whether the right of a convict to seek remission of his sentence of imprisonment fell under any of the fundamental rights in the Constitution [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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