"I'm Still Numb," Says Bilkis Bano On Release Of Convicts: Full Statement

"I'm Still Numb," Says Bilkis Bano On Release Of Convicts: Full Statement

Bilkis Bano stated that she felt “bereft” of words and was “numb” from the 11 Gujarati rioters who had raped Bilkis during 2002 Gujarat riots. “I believed in the supreme courts. “I trusted the system. I was gradually learning how to deal with my trauma.” she stated. All 11 life sentenced convicts were released from Godhra Sub-jail on August 15th, after Gujarat’s BJP government allowed them to be freed under the remission policy. Bilkis Bano, her toddler girl, and seven other members of the family were killed. Five-months pregnant, the woman was then gang-raped.

You can find Bilkis Bano’s full statement here: