Bilkis Bano case: PIL against premature release of convicts may be maintainable if remission affects public, says Supreme Court

The bench has to decide on if PILs against the early release of the convicts are maintainable. It noted that if an administrative policy governing remission affects the public, a PIL against the same can be entertained.
Bilkis Bano and SC
Bilkis Bano and SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that the question of whether it can entertain the public interest litigation (PILs) pleas filed against the early release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano rape case may hinge on whether the administrative policy governing their remission affects the public at large. [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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