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Eleven Hindu men convicted of gang-rape of pregnant Muslim woman in 2002 riots go free​

The convicts were released as India celebrated 75 years since the end of British rule on Monday



ReutersAugust 16, 2022

flower petals scattered by the relatives of godhra riots victims are pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage that was set on fire in 2002 during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of godhra riots at godhra in the western indian state of gujarat february 27 2014 photo reuters file

Flower petals scattered by the relatives of Godhra riots victims are pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage, that was set on fire in 2002, during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Godhra riots at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat February 27, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

AHMEDABAD:
Eleven Hindu men jailed for life for the gang-rape of a pregnant Muslim woman during Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002 have been freed on remission, officials said on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from the victim's husband, lawyers and politicians.
The men were convicted in early 2008 and released from jail in Panchmahals in the western state of Gujarat on Monday, when India celebrated 75 years since the end of British rule.
The Gujarat violence, one of India's worst religious riots, led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims. Gujarat was then led by current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as chief minister, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party still rules it.
Panchmahals' top bureaucrat told Reuters that the district jail advisory committee had recommended the release after considering the time the 11 had spent in jail and their good behaviour.
"The fact is they had spent close to 15 years in jail and were eligible for remission," Sujal Jayantibhai Mayatra said.
Read more: India at 75: Dreams of a Hindu nation leave minorities sleepless
Indian laws allow convicts to seek remission after 14 years in jail, officials said.
Media footage showed a man feeding the convicts sweetmeat outside the jail after touching the feet of one of them, a mark of respect.
The husband of the victim told Reuters they were disappointed because the riots had also killed many family members.
"We have lost our family and want to live in peace, but suddenly this has happened," Yakub Rasul said. "We had no prior information about their release, either from the courts or the government. We only learnt about it from the media."
Opposition politicians and lawyers said the release contradicted the government's stated policy of uplifting women in a country notorious for violence against them.
"The remission of the sentence of convicts of a gruesome crime like gang-rape and murder is morally and ethically improper," said senior lawyer Anand Yagnik. "What is the signal we are trying to send?"https://tribune.com.pk/story/237147...f-pregnant-muslim-woman-in-2002-riots-go-free
 

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Nothing unusual, life term in India is 14 or 20 years, they did their time and are freed. Even the woman who assasinated ex PM Rajiv Gandhi was freed this year.
 

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Eleven Hindu men convicted of gang-rape of pregnant Muslim woman in 2002 riots go free​

The convicts were released as India celebrated 75 years since the end of British rule on Monday



ReutersAugust 16, 2022

flower petals scattered by the relatives of godhra riots victims are pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage that was set on fire in 2002 during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of godhra riots at godhra in the western indian state of gujarat february 27 2014 photo reuters file

Flower petals scattered by the relatives of Godhra riots victims are pictured at the doorsteps of a train carriage, that was set on fire in 2002, during the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Godhra riots at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat February 27, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

AHMEDABAD:
Eleven Hindu men jailed for life for the gang-rape of a pregnant Muslim woman during Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002 have been freed on remission, officials said on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from the victim's husband, lawyers and politicians.
The men were convicted in early 2008 and released from jail in Panchmahals in the western state of Gujarat on Monday, when India celebrated 75 years since the end of British rule.
The Gujarat violence, one of India's worst religious riots, led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims. Gujarat was then led by current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as chief minister, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party still rules it.
Panchmahals' top bureaucrat told Reuters that the district jail advisory committee had recommended the release after considering the time the 11 had spent in jail and their good behaviour.
"The fact is they had spent close to 15 years in jail and were eligible for remission," Sujal Jayantibhai Mayatra said.
Read more: India at 75: Dreams of a Hindu nation leave minorities sleepless
Indian laws allow convicts to seek remission after 14 years in jail, officials said.
Media footage showed a man feeding the convicts sweetmeat outside the jail after touching the feet of one of them, a mark of respect.
The husband of the victim told Reuters they were disappointed because the riots had also killed many family members.
"We have lost our family and want to live in peace, but suddenly this has happened," Yakub Rasul said. "We had no prior information about their release, either from the courts or the government. We only learnt about it from the media."
Opposition politicians and lawyers said the release contradicted the government's stated policy of uplifting women in a country notorious for violence against them.
"The remission of the sentence of convicts of a gruesome crime like gang-rape and murder is morally and ethically improper," said senior lawyer Anand Yagnik. "What is the signal we are trying to send?"https://tribune.com.pk/story/237147...f-pregnant-muslim-woman-in-2002-riots-go-free

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What a backwards country.
As opposed to killers getting Scot free after payment rather than serving their time. Heck even foreign spies can avail this facility too, your Gov must have a going rate for Pakistani lives somewhere.


Being convicted, serving time and Getting freedom after serving your time, i.e the judicial process must seem bizzarre for you.
 
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As opposed to killers getting Scot free after payment rather than serving their time.

Getting freedom after serving your time must seem bizzarre for such citizens.

If they abduct and rape Hindus or Christians, even payment is not required, they actually get paid by "charities" and become national heroes, obviously serving 15 years in prison and going free sounds weird to these people :lol:.
 

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As opposed to killers getting Scot free after payment rather than serving their time. Heck even foreign spies can avail this facility too, your Gov must have a going rate for Pakistani lives somewhere.


Being convicted, serving time and Getting freedom after serving your time, i.e the judicial process must seem bizzarre for you.

Putting the "others" down always feels so good. And makes our own selves seem so much more civilized and belonging to a "just" society.

Unless we are talking about Sanghiland....
 

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That is rape capital nation of most practicing female infanticide on large scale should be burned to death. Even their own mothers aren’t safe either. May ALLAAH curses this nation to hell-fire, Aameen!!!
 

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Putting the "others" down always feels so good. And makes our own selves seem so much more civilized and belonging to a "just" society.

Unless we are talking about Sanghiland....
Nothing wrong in critisizing us for our many faults. Not so for the correct judicial procedure, especially so when houses are made of glass.

Let common sense have a say before the obligatory India bashing Bilal bhai.

That is rape capital nation of most practicing female infanticide on large scale should be burned to death. Even their own mothers aren’t safe either. May ALLAAH curses this nation to hell-fire, Aameen!!!
When was the last time Momins wishing hellfire on others got into heaven?

And can you comprehend the concept of due judicial process?
 
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Nothing wrong in critisizing us for our many faults. Not so for the correct judicial procedure, especially so when houses are made of glass.

Let common sense have a say before the obligatory India bashing Bilal bhai.


When was the last time Momins wishing hellfire on others got into heaven?
Judicial process was not followed in letter and sprit. Moral aspect was ignored.
Political aspect was considered.
Don't defend it, it is embarrassing.
 

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