Supreme Court Approves Special Bench To Review Bilkis Bano Gang Rape Petition
In a hope to gang rape victim Bilkis Bano, the Supreme Court (SC) agreed to form a larger special bench to review the petition, challenging the pre-mature release of 11 accused in the 2002 Bilkis Bano Rape Case. Notably, on Independence Day 2022, the BJP-led Gujarat Government released the convicts in the Gang Rape Case. The release was challenged by the victim in the High Court, following which Supreme Court.
Tags: Bilkis Bano Gang Rape, Supreme Court, convicts, Special Bench, Gujarat Government
Courtesy: Zee News India
Bilkis Banu Gangrape Case: SC Directs Gujarat Govt To File Detailed Report
The Supreme Court heard the plea challenging the Gujarat government's decision to grant remission to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Banu gangrape case. During the court hearing on September 9, the SC issued a notice to the Gujarat government and asked to file the entire record of the proceedings, including the remission order given to the convicts in two weeks. The SC adjourned the matter in the third week.
Tags: Gujarat Government, Bilkis Banu Gang Rape Case, Supreme Court, Remission Convicts, Legal Proceedings
SC Issues Notice To Gujarat Govt, Hears Bilkis Bano Gang Rape PILs
The Supreme Court reviewed three Public Interest Litigations (PIL) filed against the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case. On August 25, the SC issued a notice to the BJP-led Gujarat Government for the release of the convicts, demanding a reply and adjourned the matter after two weeks. The case was heard by a bench headed by CJI NV Ramana, who is to retire on August 26.
Tags: Bilkis Bano Gang Rape, Convict Released, Gujarat Government, Supreme Court, CJI NV Ramana
Gujarat Govt Releases 11 Convicts In 2002 Rape Case, Opposition Slams BJP
In a historic move, the Gujarat Government released 11 convicts for raping a pregnant Bilkis Bano in 2002. Notably, convicted in 2008, the accused moved the SC, seeking premature release, granted by the Gujarat Government later in 2022. The 11 convicts, granted premature release are Jaswantbhai Nai, Govindbhai Nai, Shailesh Bhatt, Radhesham Shah, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Vohania, Pradeep Mordhiya, Bakabhai Vohania, Rajubhai Soni, Mitesh… read-more
Tags: Bilkis Bano, rape accused, Gujarat 2002, released, Gujarat Government
SC Sends Notice To Gujarat Government In Response To Asaram Bapu's Bail Application
Supreme Court has given the Gujarat government notice in response to a petition for bail filed by self-described godman Asaram Bapu, who cited his advanced age and failing health as reasons. A bench of Justices asked Gujarat for a response and scheduled the case for hearing on September 7. Asaram is facing rape and illegal detention accusations after one of his former Gujarat devotees accused him of sexual abuse.
Tags: Supreme Court of India, notice, Gujarat Government, Asaram Bapu, Bail Plea
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Gujarat Government Makes 'Bhagavad Gita' Part Of School Syllabus
In the Assembly on March 17, Gujarat government announced that Bhagavad Gita will be a part of the school syllabus from classes 6 to 12 in the state. During a discussion on budgetary allocations, Education Minister Jitu Vaghani made the announcement. The decision was taken to introduce the values and principles enshrined in Bhagavad Gita. Furthermore, the government will provide books and audio-video CDs to the students.
Tags: Bhagavad Gita, Gujarat Government, Jitu Vaghani, NEP, Sarvangi Shikshan
Gujarat Govt To Open Physical Classes 1 To 8 On Nov 22
Gujarat government is set to reopen physical classes for students of classes 1 to 5 in the state from November 22, said Jitu Vaghani, the Education Minister. Parents will have the authority to decide whether to send their children to school, reported ANI. Reportedly, schools cannot force students to attend offline classes. However, offline classes for students of classes 6 to 8 are already open since September 2.
Tags: Gujarat Government, offline classes, students, Physical Classes, school children
Gujarat Govt's Sports-Related Programs Do Not Cover Para Athletes: Bhavina Patel
During an engagement with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on October 14, Bhavana Patel, silver-medalist at Tokyo-Paralympics 2020, said that "more" has to be done for para-athletes since existing programs for endeavoring government jobs for athletes is impervious. She stated that the Gujarat government's sports initiatives do not include para-athletes. "I have one more request. Those who win gold, silver, or bronze in national events,… read-more
Tags: Paralympian, Gujarat, Gujarat Government, job
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Gujarats' Former Govt Employee Claims To Be 'Kalki' Avatar of Lord Vishnu
“I’m going to bring drought to the entire world,” says Rameshchandra Fefar, a former Superintending Engineer who claims to be the tenth, Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Ferar has stopped attending his office since 2018 and claims that the Gujarat government owes him Rs. 16 lakh, as salary including gratuity. Besides, he asserted of being harassed by the “demons” sitting in the government offices.
Tags: Gujarat, Gujarat Government, Vishnu, drought, Engineer
Gujrat High Court Slams State Government On COVID-19 Situation
In a suo motu case hearing at Gujarat HC on April 12, the court disagreed with government’s explanation on handling the COVID-19 situation in the state. However, the reality is different from the government version and people have ‘trust deficit’ issues. The court objected to the shortage of Remdesivir injection and the government has not done enough on testing facilities. The state witnessed 5,469 cases on April 11, highest ever.
Tags: Gujarat Government, GUJARAT HIGH COURT, Covid-19, Medical
Courtesy: The Economic Times