Supreme Court dismisses Bilkis Bano’s appeal to review May 2022 order | India News


NEW DELHI: Supreme Court has dismissed the plea of Bilkis Bano seeking review of its earlier order which permitted Gujarat government to decide remission pleas of 11 lifers convicted for gangrapes-murders during 2002 communal riots.
In her writ petition against the grant of remission, which had led to the release of 11 convicts on August 15, Bano had said the state government passed a mechanical order completely ignoring the requirement of law as laid down by the Supreme Court.
Gujarat remitted their sentences on the ground that they had served more than 14 years imprisonment and released them. The decision to release them after remitting their sentences is under challenge in the apex court by activist Subhashini Ali and others as well as Bilkis.


The petition said enmasse remissions are not permissible and, moreover, such a relief cannot be sought or granted as a matter of right without examining the case of each convict individually based on their peculiar facts and the role played by them in the crime.


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