Bilkis Bano case: What is wrong in convicts being garlanded by family members? ASG SV Raju in Supreme Court

The Court was considering a batch of pleas challenging the decision of the Gujarat government to grant remission to 11 convicts who had gang-raped Bilkis Bano and murdered her family members during 2002 Gujarat riots.
Supreme Court and Bilkis Bano
Supreme Court and Bilkis Bano

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked how a writ petition filed before it under Article 32 by a convict in the Bilkis Bano rape case seeking remission of his sentence could have been entertained when the Gujarat High Court had rejected the same relief [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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