Ajay Mishra
Ajay Mishra
Wednesday 10 Jan 18 11:10:06 PM
Bilkis Bano gangrape: Supreme Court seeks Gujarat govt’s reply on exemplary compensation
Bilkis Bano gangrape: Supreme Court seeks Gujarat govt’s reply on exemplary compensation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Gujarat government seeking its response on a plea demanding exemplary compensation for Bilkis Bano, who was gang-raped during the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

A bench chief justice headed by Dipak Misra asked the Gujarat government to file its reply by March 12.

“The horrendous facts of the present case and extremes of the egregious violation of fundamental rights and human rights of the petitioner would though beseech rather demand the court to raise the bar much higher,” the application said.

Bano was gang-raped when she was pregnant and even lost her 7 family members in the riot.