Bilkis Bano case: Petitioners not estopped from challenging early release of convicts, Supreme Court observes

A Bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan today concluded hearing arguments by the Gujarat government and two of the convicts.
Bilkis Bano and Supreme Court
Bilkis Bano and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday orally observed that the petitioners challenging the premature release of the convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case were not deprived of the right to move court just because the top court had earlier left it to the Gujarat government to decide on the convicts' remission applications. [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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