Gujarat’s Bilkis Bano struggled for justice for over a decade after the 2002 pogrom to bring the 11 men who gang-raped her and killed over a dozen people, including her infant daughter. Her struggle began afresh in August 2022, when the government of Gujarat granted the 11 convicts remission. Why has this case shocked those who believe in justice? What is the status of the pleas opposing the remission in the Supreme Court? NewsClick and The Leaflet spoke to Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Indira Jaising, who has championed women’s rights in her long and distinguished career.
First published in Newsclick.