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Bilkis Bano case: Activist Sandeep Pandey, three others detained in Gujarat ahead of foot march
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Bilkis Bano case: Activist Sandeep Pandey, three others detained in Gujarat ahead of foot march

Pandey and other activists were scheduled to participate in the foot march, titled 'Apologising to Bilkis Bano', planned to be taken out from her native village Randhikpur in neighbouring Dahod district on Monday under the banner of 'Hindu-Muslim Ekta Samiti'

Shabana Azmi on released convicts in Bilkis Bano case: ‘Are these sanskari men?’
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Shabana Azmi on released convicts in Bilkis Bano case: ‘Are these sanskari men?’

Shabana Azmi broke down and said, "Ulti aati hai mujhe. Yeh sanskari log hai? And someone from the ruling dispensation is making this remark!"

Those giving hollow slogans like 'Beti Bachao' are 'saving rapists': Rahul Gandhi on Bilkis Bano case
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Those giving hollow slogans like 'Beti Bachao' are 'saving rapists': Rahul Gandhi on Bilkis Bano case

Bilkis Bano was gangraped in Gujarat's Randhikpur village and seven members of her family, including her three-year-old daughter, killed on 3 March, 2002 in the Gujarat riots that broke out after the Godhra train burning

Hyderabad teen gang-rape case: Loopholes in law allowed rapists to go scot-free, claims KT Rama Rao
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Hyderabad teen gang-rape case: Loopholes in law allowed rapists to go scot-free, claims KT Rama Rao

The Telangana minister’s comment comes after netizens trolled him for coming out in support of Bilkis Bano and slamming the release of the 11 men who were sentenced to life in the case

Explained: What is the 2002 Bilkis Bano gang-rape case and why have 11 convicts been released now?
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Explained: What is the 2002 Bilkis Bano gang-rape case and why have 11 convicts been released now?

Eleven men, convicted to life imprisonment for gang-raping a then five-month pregnant Bilkis Bano and murdering her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots, walked out of Godhra sub-jail after a panel approved their application for remission

Bilkis Bano case: All 11 life imprisonment convicts released under Gujarat's remission policy
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Bilkis Bano case: All 11 life imprisonment convicts released under Gujarat's remission policy

A special CBI court in Mumbai on 21 January, 2008, sentenced the eleven accused to life imprisonment on the charge of gang rape and murder of seven members of Bilkis Bano's family

'Apni akal da saboot' and 'Karan Johar ke paltu': Kangana Ranaut, Diljit Dosanjh flex Twitter muscles over farmers' protest
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'Apni akal da saboot' and 'Karan Johar ke paltu': Kangana Ranaut, Diljit Dosanjh flex Twitter muscles over farmers' protest

Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh argued on Twitter after the Queen actor claimed that an elderly lady at the farmers protest was Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano, aka Bilkis Dadi.

Ridhima Pandey among four Indians in BBC's 100 inspiring, influential women list for 2020
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Ridhima Pandey among four Indians in BBC's 100 inspiring, influential women list for 2020

Pandey said she didn’t expect to be featured in the prestigious list, and feels motivated to continue her fight for the causes of environment and climate change.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC tells Gujarat govt to give Rs 50 lakh compensation, job and accommodation to 2002 riots survivor within two weeks
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Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC tells Gujarat govt to give Rs 50 lakh compensation, job and accommodation to 2002 riots survivor within two weeks

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Gujarat government to give within two weeks Rs 50 lakh compensation, a job and an accommodation of choice to Bilkis Bano, who was gang raped when she was five months pregnant during the 2002 riots in the state

Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor
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Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi was informed by the Gujarat government that action has been taken against the erring police officials in the Bilkis Bano case.

Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court asks Gujarat govt to take action against errant cops, including IPS officer, in two weeks
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Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court asks Gujarat govt to take action against errant cops, including IPS officer, in two weeks

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna asked the Gujarat government to complete the disciplinary action within two weeks initiated against the erring officials in the Bilkis Bano case indicted by the Bombay High Court

Bilkis Bano's plea for exemplary compensation highlights how the judiciary failed her by ignoring state's responsibility
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Bilkis Bano's plea for exemplary compensation highlights how the judiciary failed her by ignoring state's responsibility

Bilkis Bano, the 2002 Gujarat gangrape and communal violence survivor, has been fighting for justice.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC grants six weeks time to Gujarat govt to apprise it on action taken against convicted cops
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Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC grants six weeks time to Gujarat govt to apprise it on action taken against convicted cops

2002 Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC granted six weeks time to the Gujarat govt for apprising it on whether any disciplinary action has been initiated against policemen convicted

Supreme Court tells Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano she can demand higher compensation from Gujarat govt
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Supreme Court tells Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano she can demand higher compensation from Gujarat govt

The Supreme Court on Monday said Godhra riots rape survivor Bilkis Bano can seek higher compensation from the government.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC upholds Bombay HC verdict; dismisses appeals of 4 cops, 2 doctors convicted
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Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC upholds Bombay HC verdict; dismisses appeals of 4 cops, 2 doctors convicted

Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeals of two doctors and four policemen including an IPS officer challenging their conviction by the Bombay High Court

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: Supreme Court refuses stay on IPS officer RS Bhagora's conviction
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Bilkis Bano gangrape case: Supreme Court refuses stay on IPS officer RS Bhagora's conviction

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hold an urgent hearing on a plea by Gujarat Police officer Ramabhai Bhagora seeking stay of a Bombay High Court order convicting him in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case.

Bilkis Bano says verdict on rape case upholds faith in judiciary but ensure no parole for convicts
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Bilkis Bano says verdict on rape case upholds faith in judiciary but ensure no parole for convicts

Bano and her husband Yakub said that in order to live without any fear, it was necessary that the convicts are not granted parole.

2012 Delhi gangrape verdict: Respect women, end rape, millennials speak up in one voice
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2012 Delhi gangrape verdict: Respect women, end rape, millennials speak up in one voice

Murmurs of exaltation and disparagement would always be heard no matter what the judgment is. The only worry is will the word 'rape' ever disappear from the dictionary or is there another Jyoti Singh unknowingly waiting to be taken down the gory path again?

Bilkis Bano verdict steers away from taking responsibility about sexual violence committed in conflicts
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Bilkis Bano verdict steers away from taking responsibility about sexual violence committed in conflicts

The judgment looks at the rape of Bilkis Bano and the rape of thousands of women during the post-Godhra riots, as a misfortune of communal disharmony, and in this, it normalises the crime of rape as a result of uncontrolled sexual desire, when in reality, rape is about power and subjection.

2012 Delhi gangrape case verdict: Is denying death penalty in the Bilkis Bano episode justice denied?
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2012 Delhi gangrape case verdict: Is denying death penalty in the Bilkis Bano episode justice denied?

How could the same law be applied differently to two similar cases is a question only legal experts and courts can answer.