ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Powerful Internal Critique

The Supreme Court’s judgment cancelling the remission of the convicts in the gang rape of Bilkis Bano, while being a resounding victory for the rule of law, civil liberties, and basic decency, is also an internal rebuke of the Court itself. The bench is unafraid to not only overtly criticise previous benches, which had paved the way for remission, but also other benches which pay mere lip service to constitutional values while acting contrary to the same.

Mera naam Bilqis Yakub Rasool [My name is Bilkis Yakub Rasool]

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