Srinagar, Aug 24 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti has expressed shock over the release and welcoming of Bilkis Bano’s rapists.
Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Was shocked & felt numb after the release of Bilkis Bano’s rapists & the manner in which they were feted. Hope the Hon’ble SC gives her justice”.
She was reacting to filing of petition before the Indian apex court against the grant of remission to 11 persons convicted of mass murder and gang raping of Muslim women including Bilkis Bano during 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslims riots. Bilkis Bano was the lone survivor among a group of Muslims who were chased and attacked with lethal weapons as part of a pogrom against the community.
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday agreed to consider listing a plea challenging the grant of remission by the Gujarat government to the 11 life convicts in the what is known as Bilkis Bano gangrape case. The convicts were garlanded by Hindutva followers including BJP leaders when they stepped out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15 this year.