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After Bilkis: 100-plus hearings since Dec 2010, waiting to tell her story

One is yet to be even called to testify. The other has seen her case dragged to HC. But, in the order giving relief to Bilkis, there is a glimmer of hope for other alleged gangrape cases of Gujarat 2002: “Fight for justice is never in vain”. AISHWARYA MOHANTY reports

Courts must censure wrongful behaviour of the state

It is duty of the constitutional courts to make appropriate observations about inappropriate functioning of the state and its administration.


Bilkis Bano's fight for justice, dignity and equality keeps alive the idea of citizenship

Bilkis Bano is the quintessential Indian our Constitution demands us to be. She may be unlettered but she understands the spirit of the Preamble. She understands the weight of the words, “We, the people of India”.

Will use compensation to create fund for rape victims: Bilkis Bano

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to provide the exemplary compensation to Bano and her family within two weeks, along with a government job and accommodation of her choice.

Justice for Bilkis Bano

That the Supreme Court had a pro-active role in ensuring justice in her case is a reminder — and a pointer

Bilkis Bano gets 50-lakh riot compensation from SC, votes first time since 2002

“I could never exercise my right to vote because we were constantly on the move. Today, I have cast my vote and my vote is for the unity of the country... ," Bilkis Bano said.


Who is 2002 Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano?

Bano had earlier refused to accept the offer of Rs 5 lakh and had sought exemplary compensation from the state government in a plea before the top court.

Bilkis Bano rape case: SC gives Gujarat govt 6 weeks to reply on action against cops

A pregnant Bilkis Bano was gangraped on March 3, 2002, in Randhikpur village while fleeing the violence in the aftermath of the Godhra train burning. Fourteen members of her family were killed.

Supreme Court asks Gujarat: Any action against cops convicted in Bilkis Bano gangrape case?

The Bombay High Court had on May 4 upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 12 people in the gangrape case. It had set aside the acquittal of seven people, including five policemen and two doctors.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC asks Gujarat if departmental action taken against convicted cops

On March 3, 19-year-old Bilkis Bano along with her family were on their way, escaping a mob on a truck. Bilkis was five months pregnant and accompanying her were 17 other people in the truck, including her 2-year-old daughter.