The Supreme Court docket mentioned: “Apples can’t be in contrast with oranges’, equally bloodbath can’t be in contrast with single homicide.”
In the meantime, the apex courtroom has posted the batch of pleas difficult remission to convicts within the case for last disposal on Could 2.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra who challenged releasing of the convicts within the case mentioned it’s a part of the delaying tactic by the Central and state governments.
“Delaying tactic on the a part of Central, Gujarat governments. They had been clearly in contempt as they did not produce the recordsdata (concerning remission),” she mentioned.
Earlier on March 27, the Supreme Court docket requested the Gujarat authorities whether or not uniform requirements, as adopted in different circumstances of homicide, had been utilized whereas granting remission to 11 convicts within the Bilkis Bano case.
The apex courtroom termed Bilkis Bano’s gangrape and homicide of her members of the family through the 2002 Godhra riots as a “horrendous” act.
“It’s a very horrendous act. Now we have an expertise of individuals coming to this courtroom saying they’ve been languishing in jails for atypical circumstances of homicide and their remission just isn’t being thought-about. So is that this a case the place the requirements have been adopted uniformly as in different circumstances? the bench remarked.
Bano had moved the apex courtroom on November 30 final yr difficult the “untimely” launch of 11 lifers by the state authorities, saying it has “shaken the conscience of society”.
The 11 males convicted within the case walked out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15 final yr, after the Gujarat authorities allowed their launch underneath its remission coverage. They’d accomplished greater than 15 years in jail.
A bench of Justices Okay M Joseph and B V Nagarathna issued discover to the Centre, Gujarat authorities and the convicts on the plea filed by Bano and requested the events to finish the pleadings by the subsequent date of listening to.
Bano was 21 years outdated and 5 months pregnant when she was gang-raped whereas fleeing the riots that broke out after the Godhra prepare burning incident. Her three-year-old daughter was among the many seven members of the family killed.