New Delhi: The discharge of 12 convicts within the Bilkis Bano gangrape case has evoked loads of reactions. This determination of the Gujarat authorities is being criticized rather a lot. In the meantime, throughout a current dialog with NDTV, actress Shabana Azmi burst in tears speaking about it.
She even stated that launch of the culprits of a such heinous crime after which welcoming them with flowers could be very ‘shameful.’
Shabana Azmi stated, “I have no words (for Bilkis Bano) except that I am deeply ashamed. I have no other words.”
“This woman has had such a huge tragedy. And yet she didn’t lose courage. She fought all the way. She got these people convicted and, like her husband says, just when she’s about to bring her life together, this great travesty of justice happens,” added the veteran actress.
Additional, she stated, “Should we not fight for her? Shouldn’t we be shouting from the rooftops so that justice is done to this person? And the women who are feeling unsafe in this country, women who face the threat of rape every day – shouldn’t they get some sense of security? What do I answer my children, my grandchildren? What can I say to Bilkis? I am ashamed.”
“I just expected there would be an outpouring of outrage. I waited two days, three days…There was such little visibility in the media.”
She added, “I was just stunned that this could happen. Even now I think there is not enough understanding of the injustice and horror of what has happened…These convicts are released and they are felicitated and laddoos are being distributed – what is the signal we are giving to society? What is the signal we are giving to women? We have a government that professes Nari Shakti on the very same day. And we are helplessly sitting around…”
On the Centre claiming it had no position, She even questioned how the Gujarat authorities may take such a giant step and not using a go-ahead from Delhi. “Why is the National Commission for Women completely silent? Why is the National Human Rights Commission completely silent? Why are the women in the BJP completely silent? Those who are otherwise very vocal women? Is this a question of party lines? Have we lost all humanity? I just wonder where we are moving as a society,” Azmi concluded.
A five-month pregnant Bilkis was gang-raped throughout the 2002 Gujarat riots and several other members of her household, together with her three-year-old daughter, had been killed.
Protests have been happening for the reason that August 15 launch, largely led by Left events and teams on campuses of academic establishments and different areas of their affect.