The release of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case shook the entire nation. People have begun demanding answers on how the criminals were released and welcomed back into society with open arms when they ruined a woman’s life. Pleas and petitions were filed in the Supreme Court wherein the release of the 11 rapists was challenged. In what comes as a new development in the case, the Supreme Court has decided to hear a petition that has challenged the release of the convicts under Gujarat state’s remission policy.
As per a report by the Indian Express, the Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana, headed the bench that decided to hear the petition. CJI Ramana has issued a notice to the Gujarat government asking it to file its response pertaining to this matter. The issue will be heard in court in two weeks’ time again.