Bilkis Bano gangrape: Supreme Court quashes Gujarat government's decision to allow premature release of convicts

The Court ruled that the appropriate government entitled to pass order of remission of convicts was Maharashtra government and not Gujarat since the trial in the case had happened in Maharashtra.
Bilkis Bano and Supreme Court
Bilkis Bano and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the Gujarat government's decision to allow premature release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].[Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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