The Policy Times Spoke to 2002 Gujrat Riots Victim Bilkis Bano

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Celebrating the historic day for #womensright and the #stateaccountability, #pressclubofIndia organized a press conference on SC’s recent judgement in Bilkis Bano case. “It’s not about the money, it is about the message. No citizen of India should have to suffer violations by the state. Let us end this hate and fear”, said Bilkis Bano, at a crowded press conference in Delhi today.
#ThePolicyTimes spoke to Bilkis Bano about her struggle to get justice.
In #2002GujaratRiot, Bilkis Bano’s family was attacked by a mob at Randhikpur village near Ahmedabad. On January 21 of 2008, a special court convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment 11 men for raping Bano and murdering seven of her family members. Earlier, Bilkis Bano refused to receive #interimcompensation of Rs 5 lakh by Gujarat govt.
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