Rahul Gandhi condemned the release of the Bilkis Bano case convicts and asked Prime Minister Modi if he was not ashamed of such politics. Rahul and the Congress party have been attacking the BJP and the Prime Minister for release of the rapists by granting them remission.
Eleven convicts who were sentenced to life imprisonment walked out of jail on August 15 after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy. The convicts had completed more than 15 years in jail. The CBI had sentenced all the 11 of them on January 21, 2008 to life imprisonment for gangrape and murder of 7 members of Bilkis Bano’s family. Their conviction was upheld by the Bombay High Court. Bilkis Bano was 21 years old and 5 months pregnant when she was gangraped while fleeing from the violence that broke out after the Godhra train burning.