32 persons lost their lives in Hondh Chillar in 1984 riots

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Chandigarh, Feb 24 (PTI) Haryana government today said32 persons had lost their lives in village Hondh Chillar inRewari district during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

A compensation amounting to Rs 7 lakh each was givenby the Government under State and Central schemes to the nextof kin of those deceased, amounting to a total of Rs 2.24crore, a Haryana Government spokesman said here today.

He said that a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each for damageto property was also given in the year 2006 for 36 propertiesamounting to more than Rs 30 lakh.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had last weeksought a report in the Hondh Chillar incident.

At a press conference here earlier this week, Hooda hadsaid that those guilty of the heinous act would be broughtto book.

Amid demand for a judicial probe into the killing ofSikhs at Hondh-Chillar village, Hooda had said that governmentwill examine the report it sought from the Gurgaon DivisionalCommissioner.

On Tuesday, representatives of various Sikhorganisations under the aegis of Khalsa Action Committee (KAC)including Dal Khalsa, All India Sikh Students Federation,Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pradhani), Khalsa Panchayat and AllIndia Shiromani Akali Dal had met Hooda here, with the demandfor a judicial probe by a sitting judge of a High Court intothe killings.

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