Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bani gangrape case convicts got parole several times: Supreme Court

Eleven persons, convicted in the case and had been serving jail terms, were prematurely released on August 15, 2022, following a decision by the Gujarat government.

published on : 15th September 2023

Bilkis Bano case: SC doubts on concurring opinions over convicts’ release

After learning that one of the convicts is practising law after the remission, the bench said, “Can license to practice law be given after conviction? Law is supposed to be a noble profession."

published on : 25th August 2023

Law is supposed to be noble profession, says SC when informed a Bilkis Bano case convict is lawyer

Section 24A of the Advocates Act states that a person convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude cannot be enrolled as an advocate.

published on : 24th August 2023

Gujarat govt on thin ice on remission of convicts in Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, warns SC

The bench asked why the government sought the Godhra district judge’s opinion instead of that of the Maharashtra sessions judge, who had sentenced them to rigorous life imprisonment in 2008.

published on : 18th August 2023

Bilkis Bano case: SC says State governments should not be selective in granting remission to convicts

The law officer submitted the crime committed by the 11 convicts was "heinous" but does not fall in the rarest of rare category.

published on : 17th August 2023

Bilkis Bano case: Will go by merit, not outcry, says Supreme Court

As a corollary, if there is public outcry, are we supposed to set aside the order (premature release)? Say it is a wrong order?”

published on : 9th August 2023

Convicts chasing Bilkis Bano driven by bloodthirsty approach to hunt, kill Muslims, SC told

Advocate Shobha Gupta told the top court that the CBI had opposed the premature release of the convicts in the gangrape and murder case as the crime is of such a nature that it cannot be pardoned.

published on : 7th August 2023

Bilkis Bano case: SC adjourns to July 17 hearing of pleas against remission to convicts

The top court had earlier ordered the publication of notices in local newspapers against the convicts who could not be served notices, including the one whose house the local police found locked.

published on : 11th July 2023