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TPK protests against  Remission in Bilkis  Bano case

TPK protests against Remission in Bilkis Bano case

The Tamil Puligal Katchi (TPK) functionaries staged a demo in Erode against the Gujarat government's acquittal of life sentence convicts in the gang rape case.  Heading the stir, the party central district unit secretary R Sinthanaiselvan said when there was a religious riot in Gujarat in 2002, Muslims were attacked and many were killed. One of the victim was a pregnant woman  Bilkis Bano.

He prayed for the setting aside of the remission order of BJP rule, which directed the premature release from Godhra sub-jail of all 11 convicts who had been found guilty of the gangrape of Bilkis Bano and two others, and also convicted for murdering seven persons of her family including a 3 days' old infant and a 3 and a half year old girl child, during the targeted communal violence in the State of Gujarat in 2002. Early release of the convicts raises serious questions of legality and propriety, especially in view of the heinous and gruesome crime of targeted gang-rape and murder of Muslims.

It is wholly without jurisdiction, lacks authority of law and has been passed in flagrant violation of the mandate of Section 432(2) Cr.P.C. Such acts of reprieve when coming from the state executive send a wrong message to society, where sexual offenders are emboldened and the society turns further unsafe for women, he feared.

Criminals must be punished. Justice should be upheld. National unity must be protected. Ideologies like one country, one culture, one language, one food must be changed. Then only the unity of India would be protected and our Constitution will be strengthened, he said.

Party functionariesArivazhagan, Salim Badshah,Abdul Samad, Anthony, Gautham Valluvan, VCK State Deputy Secretary SM Sadhik, SDPI District President Lukmanus Hakkim, Makkal Padukappu Iyakkam district president Tamilchelvan East District Secretary, Sasikumar, participated in the event.