Bilkis Bano rapists freed: Is this how justice ends for Muslim women in India ?

The infamous Gujarat pogrom 2002 etched deep wounds on the Muslim community in India. Remembered as one of the worst episodes of pogrom organized against the Muslim community, its victims still await justice. The carnage stood out for its targeted and brutal sexual assault on Muslim women and the horrors of injustice haunt the survivors even today. Recently, in August 2022, the Gujarat government prematurely released the 11 men convicted of gang-raping Bilkis Bano and killing 14 people during the 2002 Gujarat pogrom. As the nation fails Bilkis Bano again, we remember the forgotten victims of the carnage.