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SC asks Gujarat govt to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Gujarat gang-rape victim, Bilkis Bano

SC asks Gujarat govt to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Gujarat gang-rape victim, Bilkis Bano
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to 2002
Gujarat gang-rape victim, Bilkis Bano .

The SC also directed the state government to provide Bilkis Bano a government job and accommodation as per rules.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by CJ Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Deepak Gupta, passed the interim direction and asked the Gujarat government to pay the compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis .

In March 2002, Bilkis was gang-raped and left to die alongside 14 members of her family, and her 3-year-old daughter, during the Gujarat riots.

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