Bilkis Bano gang rape 11 convicts released by Gujarat government triggered trouble inside BJP
Famous cine actor and Tamil Nadu prominent BJP leader Khusbhu Sundar on Wednesday called the remission of life sentence to the 11 convicts in the 2002 Bilkis Bano rape case “an insult to humankind”, adding that any victim of rape or assault need support beyond “politics and ideologies”.
“A woman who is raped, assaulted, brutalised and her soul scarred for life must get justice. No man who has been involved in it should go free. If he does so, it’s an insult to humankind and womanhood. #BilkisBano or any woman, needs support, beyond politics n ideologies. Period,” Khusbhu tweeted.
Bilkis was gangraped and her three-year-old daughter Saleha was among 14 killed by a mob on March 3, 2002, in Limkheda taluka of Dahod district. Bilkis was pregnant at the time.
Not just Khusbhu alone raise her voice ..
Prior to her on Tuesday, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said it was wrong to honour the convicts in the Bilkis Bano case who were recently released from prison.
The Gujarat government on August 15 released 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano murder and gangrape case of 2002 under its remission and premature release policy after one of the convicts, Radheshyam Shah, moved the Supreme Court.
Shah, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a CBI court in Mumbai in 2008, had completed 15 years and 4 months in jail.
The Supreme Court said it would look into a request to take up for urgent hearing, petitions challenging the remission granted to the convicts on Thursday.