‘Bilkis Bano’s Rapists Are Brahmins, Have Good Sanskaar’: BJP MLA

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Published: August 19,2022 12:36 PM
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11 men convicted for the rape of Bilkis Bano and released by the Gujarat government after 15-odd years in jail, BJP's sitting MLA from Godhra, CK Raulji has said that the men are "Brahmins"

August 19, 2022: Amid the countrywide outrage over the release of the 11 men convicted for the rape of Bilkis Bano and released by the Gujarat government after 15-odd years in jail, BJP's sitting MLA from Godhra, CK Raulji has said that the men are "Brahmins" and have "good sanskaar".



CK Raulji was one of the two BJP leaders who were part of the Gujarat government panel that unanimously decided to release the rapists. The decision was taken after one of the convicts approached the Supreme Court seeking remission and the matter was passed onto the state government.



"They were Brahmins and Brahmins are known to have good sanskaar. It might have been someone's ill intention to corner and punish them," added the MLA in the interview to a media outlet, which is circulating widely on social media. The convicts, he added, had good conduct while in jail.



The rapists walked free on Independence Day, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of women's empowerment from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Shortly after, videos showing their warm welcome by a right-wing group emerged.