Date: 18/05/2019



The following news is incomprehensible. The amount of monetary compensation in addition to the "offer of a government job and a house in the area of her choice", given to the MUSLIM woman who was victim of gang rape in Gujarat in 2002 seems too much when compared to the compensation paid (if at all!) to the SIKH victims of rape during the Sikh Genocide in 1984.

And, do we know what compensation was paid to the parents of "Nirbhaya" (Jyoti Singh), who was brutally gang raped in Delhi on December 16, 2012 and DIED on December 29, 2012? Is the nation still terrified of the Muslim minority as in 1947 when one third of India was promptly surrendered UNCONDITIONALLY to the indigenous Muslims without even Referendum or fight?

Here is the news of this massive award to the Muslim victim of gang rape, published in The Daily Telegraph, London, on April 25, 2019 (page 14). Would anyone like to comment? (A government can give compensation, whatever amount, as it wishes, but eyebrows are raised when we notice that the government becomes a "rat" when it comes to trying / punishing the CRIMINALS of 1984 Sikh genocide, and when it comes to the amount of compensation paid to SIKH (and Hindu) victims of rape.


Gang-rape victim awarded £55,000 for Gujarat attack

By Joe Wallen in Delhi

A LANDMARK ruling in India has granted a woman who was gang-raped and left for dead during the 2002 Gujarat riots five million rupees (£55,300) in compensation.

Bilkis Yakoob Rasool Bano, 36, is the first woman to receive direct financial redress from India’s supreme court for crimes committed during the riots.
It comes after a 17-year legal fight during which Ms Bano received death threats. The court ruled that the Gujarat authorities must offer her a government job and a house in an area of her choice.

The riots were sparked when a train carrying Hind pilgrims was set on fire, resulting in 58 deaths. There followed three days of violent revenge against the state’s minority Muslim population, in which 1,900 people died. Like many Muslims, Ms Bano and her family attempted to flee the violence. However, their rack was stopped by rioters near Ahmedabad.

The mob murdered 14 members of her family, including her three-year old daughter who was beaten to death with a rock.
Heavily pregnant Ms Bano was gang-raped 22 times and left for dead.

She first tried to bring her attackers to justice in 2003 but the Gujarat police refused to believe her claims.
Ms Bano then approached India’s national human rights commission, which finally brought her case to the supreme court. Eventually, the case was moved to Mumbai and in 2008, 11 of her attackers received life sentences. Seven doctors and policemen were also sentenced for trying to tamper with evidence to discredit Ms Bano’s claims.

Eleven years later, she has finally reached an agreement with the authorities over financial compensation.
The Daily Telegraph, London, April 25, 2019.

19 May 2019.