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Bilkis Bano gang rape victim of 2002 riots to get Rs 50 lakhs, job and accommodation as per directive of Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court has directed government of to give compensatio of Rs 50 lakhs within two weeks, a job and accommodation of choice to Bilkis Bano, who was gang-raped when she was five months pregnant during the 2002 riots in the state.

A bench was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Gujarat government as to why it has not given the compensation, job and accommodation to Bilkis despite the supreme court’s April 23 order. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state, told the bench that compensation of Rs 50 lakh was not provided in the victim compensation scheme of Gujarat and they would also file a plea seeking review of the top court’s April order.