Bilkis Bano News
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
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?
How could the same law be applied differently to two similar cases is a question only legal experts and courts can answer.
Asaduddin Owaisi questions 'double standards' on capital punishment, asks govt to seek justice in Bilkis Bano case
All India Majlis-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday questioned the "double standards" in awarding death penalty to rapists, especially when it came to communal riots.
15 years after the gangrape of Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Godhra riots, the Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the 2008 trail court conviction of 17 people in the case, including five policemen, who were earlier acquitted by the trial court, for tampering with evidence.