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‘Actual face’ of New India below BJP, says opposition slamming PM Modi over launch of Bilkis Bano case convicts | India News – Occasions of India- Newslength

NEW DELHI: Opposition events on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the discharge of 11 folks convicted for rape and homicide within the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 Gujarat riots inside hours of his reward for “Nari Shakti” in his Independence Day speech and mentioned that is the “real face” of New India below the BJP.
The assault by the opposition events got here a day after the BJP authorities in Gujarat launched the convicts, serving life imprisonment for the gang rape of a pregnant Bilkis Bano and homicide of seven of her household, below its remission coverage.
The convicts, who have been additionally charged with killing the pregnant Muslim girl’s three-year-old daughter, have been welcomed with sweets and garlands exterior the jail.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera mentioned Prime Minister Modi ought to inform the nation if he himself believed in his phrases when he spoke concerning the security, respect and empowerment of girls.
“The BJP government in Gujarat released 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case. This decision brings out the BJP government’s mindset,” he instructed reporters.
He additionally referred to the Kathua and Unnao instances and mentioned it embarrasses everybody in politics when office-bearers and supporters of a nationwide political occasion are seen taking out a rally in favour of rapists on the streets.
“Yesterday, from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister spoke big things about women’s safety, women’s power, women’s respect. A few hours later the Gujarat government released those behind the rape. We also saw that the convicts in the rape who were released are being honoured. Is this the Amrit Mahotsav,” Khera mentioned.
“The Congress asks the prime minister to tell the country that what he said from the ramparts of the Red Fort were merely words, as he himself did not believe in his words.
“Who’s the actual Narendra Modi? The one who serves falsehood from the ramparts of the Purple Fort or the one who will get his Gujarat authorities to launch these behind rape. This Congress occasion and the nation need to know,” the Congress leader asked.
In a tweet, the CPM also strongly condemned the release of the convicts, saying “that is the actual face of New India — convicted killers and rapists launched” and activist Teesta Setalvad “who fought for justice was jailed”.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale said Bilkis Bano was “raped within the 2002 Gujarat pogrom and her whole household was murdered and buried in a mass grave”.
“Gujarat govt has now launched all 11 monsters who have been convicted of this heinous crime. The place’s the outrage by folks & the Noida media? Not even a whimper,” he tweeted.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi also targeted Prime Minister Modi over their release.
In his Independence Day speech, Modi had asked Indians to take a pledge not to do anything that lowers the dignity of women, Owaisi said.
“He mentioned one thing about supporting ‘Nari Shakti’. Gujarat BJP govt launched criminals convicted of gang rape on the identical day. The message is evident,” Owaisi tweeted.
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali also referred to the prime minister’s remarks and said the release of 11 convicts has exposed the huge gap between words and the spirit of justice.
“The world is watching however who cares in ‘New India’?” he tweeted.
A particular Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courtroom in Mumbai on January 21, 2008, had sentenced the 11 accused to life imprisonment on expenses of gang rape and homicide of seven members of Bilkis Bano’s household throughout the 2002 Gujarat riots. Their conviction was later upheld by the Bombay Excessive Court docket.
Modi, who was at the moment the chief minister of Gujarat, has been persistently attacked by the Opposition over the riots which had left 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus useless whereas 223 extra folks have been reported lacking and one other 2,500 have been injured.
The riots had erupted after the Godhra practice burning incident wherein 59 ‘karsevaks’ have been killed.



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