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Death penalty debate 24.5.2017 FrontLine: Home
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court confirms the death sentences against the Nirbhaya case accused, arguing that their crime summoned a tsunami of shock in the collective conscience, and the verdict revives the debate on the death penalty. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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Bilkis: how a riot victim stood up to her rapists 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Bilkis Bano was gang-raped and saw 14 members of her family being murdered by a Hindu mob during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat. Her 15-year battle for justice finally bore fruit last week, when the Bombay high court confirmed the life sentences of 11 men found guilty of rape and murder. The court also convicted five policemen and two doctors, who were earlier cleared by the trial court, of destroying evidence. The landmark ruling, Bilkis Bano told the BBC in Delhi on Sunday, had finally given her hope of peace. "I always had full faith in the judiciary and I'm grateful to the Bombay high court for the order. It's a very good judgement and I'm very happy with it," she said. "I think the state government and the police were all complicit in the crime, because the accused were given full freedom to rape and pillage," she said. "I feel vindicated that the court has convicted the police and the doctors too. I feel I've received justice." Bano's fight for justice has been long and nightmarish but, she ...
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Death penalty comes with the jurisprudence of outrage 12.5.2017 Hindu: Lead
Severity in the award of a death sentence invariably flows in the name of society
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Fear forced us to hide for 15 years, say Bilkis Bano, husband 12.5.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
One week after the Bombay high court upheld the conviction in the 2002 Bilkis Bano gang rape case, Bilkis and her husband Yaqub Rasool said, here on Thursday, that due to the lack of security, they been unable to reveal their addresses and have remained almost in hiding for 15 years, since the riots.
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'I want my daughter to grow up in a safe India' 9.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Bilkis Bano, at a press conference in New Delhi
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I want justice, not revenge: Bilkis Bano 9.5.2017 TOI: Home
It is with a certain stoicism that Bilkis Bano repeatedly stresses, “I want justice, not revenge”, days after the Bombay high court upheld life imprisonment of 11 persons convicted of gangraping her and killing her family in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Kagodu: not interested in contesting next polls 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa has stated that he was not interested in contesting the next Assembly elections.

However, he said that since the election was still a year away, the issue need not be discussed now.
Speaking to reporters at the Hubballi airport on Monday, the minister said that of the 10 lakh bagair hukum cultivators in the state, eight lakh have been issued title deeds.

"Tahsildars and other officials have been instructed to clear all bagair hukum applications in the next five months. This process has been delayed as MLAs are not properly attending bagair hukum committee meetings," Kagodu said.
DHNews Service
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Want my daughter to grow up in a safe India: Bilkis Bano 8.5.2017 Hindu: National
My faith in the Constitution has been upheld, says Godhra riot victim
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Wanted justice, not revenge, says Bilkis Bano 8.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Fifteen years after she was gangraped and most of her family killed in the 2002 riots in Gujarat, Bilkis Bano is ready for a new beginning and is hoping to see her elder daughter become a lawyer. "All I wanted was justice, not revenge", she said at a press conference here today, four days after a landmark Bombay High Court judgement upheld the life imprisonment of 12 people involved in gangraping her and set aside the acquittal of seven people, including policemen and doctors. Bilkis, who was pregnant at the time and lost her three- and-a-half-year-old daughter in the riots, is hoping that the judgement will help her lead a "good life". As she sat flanked by her husband and youngest daughter, all of two years old, Bilkis seemed to have found a sense of closure. "The Bombay High Court judgement was very good and I am very happy, so is my family. I am all the more happy as the policemen and doctors involved in covering up the incident have also been convicted," she said. "My elder daughter wants to be a ...
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All I wanted was justice, not revenge, says Bilkis Bano 8.5.2017 Rediff: News
Bano is ready for a new beginning and is hoping to see her elder daughter become a lawyer.
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Ensure no parole for convicts: Bilkis Bano 8.5.2017 Zee News : States
Gujarat gang-rape survivor Bilkis Bano on Monday said that after 15 years of indescribable struggle she is preparing for a new beginning after last week`s court ruling, and urged that the 11 men convicted by the court should not be granted parole.
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She became a symbol of every woman’s fight: Sonia Gandhi 6.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Sonia Gandhi led the Congress in celebrating the Supreme Court judgment in the Nirbhaya case as closure for the victim’s family. In a statement, the Congress chief said, “Four years after the heartbreaking Nirbhaya case that agonised the soul of India, justice has been delivered. I feel deeply for the courageous family of this brave daughter of India who became a symbol of every woman’s fight against sexual violence.”
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‘Bilkis Bano case was equally, if not more, brutal’ 6.5.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Lawyers point at lack of uniformity in handing out of punishments in Nirbhaya case vis-à-vis verdict in Gujarat woman’s gang rape case
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CPM accuses judiciary of 'double standards' in handling of Nirbhaya, Bilkis Bano cases 5.5.2017 TOI: India
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Death penalty does not deter crime: Activists 5.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The courtroom clapped, but not everybody is applauding. Some, in fact, are raising questions not just about the death penalty, but about the definition of "rarest of rare" cases. The Supreme Court verdict today confirming the death sentence awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012, gangrape case, and the ensuing reactions, have left some lawyers and activists bemused. Senior advocate Rebecca John, who describes herself as a "staunch opponent" of the death penalty, said she could not help but notice the judicial systems "difference in approach" in the Delhi case and that of a pregnant Bilkis Bano, who was gangraped in the Post-Godhra violence of 2002. "What were the mitigating circumstances there? In Bilkiss case, she lost a baby girl. Her head was crushed with a stone. I find it very disturbing that offences committed in other contexts, which are equally brutal, are treated differently," she told PTI. The Bombay High Court yesterday rejected the investigating agency CBIs appeal seeking the death ...
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Owaisi questions 'double standards' on death for rape 5.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday questioned the "double standards" in awarding death penalty to rapists, especially when it came to communal riots.
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Owaisi slams Bombay HC ruling in Bilkis bano case 5.5.2017 New Kerala: India News
Owaisi slams Bombay HC ruling in Bilkis bano case
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HC upholds sentence of 11 accused in Bilkis Banoo case 5.5.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 12 accused, one of whom had expired pending disposal of the appeal, for the gang rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of seven members of her family in Gujarat in 2002, during the post-Godhra riots. Bano was 19 years old and five months pregnant when the incident occurred. A Division Bench comprising Justice VK Tahilramani and Justice Mridula Bhatkar also rejected a plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking death penalty for three accused, and convicted five policemen and two doctors of a civil hospital, who were previously acquitted, on charges of causing disappearance of evidence and tampering with evidence. The bench said, "We hold the acquitted accused guilty, their sentence would be the period of imprisonment already undergone by them. All the seven accused have undergone around four years' imprisonment. All the convicted accused have been directed to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 each, which would be given as ...
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Bilkis to fight on for death penalty to three accused 5.5.2017 Vadodara - City - The Times of India
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5 cops held guilty in Bilkis gang-rape case 5.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The Bombay high court held five policemen from Gujarat guilty on Thursday in a rare conviction of government servants in a post-Godhra riots case. The high court set aside their acquittal by a trial court and convicted them, along with two doctors, on charges of destroying evidence and attempting to shield the accused.
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