/ 2002 riot victim Bilkis Bano to get Rs 50 lakh compensation from Gujarat govt, rules SC

India Today : Apr 23, 2019, 02:49 PM

The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that Bilkis Bano is a victim of the Gujarat riots and while the state had punished her perpetrators who raped her 22 times, she herself was left devastated and with no means to survive. The Supreme Court has asked the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis Bano as compensation and also provide employment and an accommodation if she is willing to accept them.