1984 anti-Sikh pogrom: Narendra Modi Govt announces Rs 5 lakh for kin of 3,325 riot victims

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Victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots shout slogans during a protest demanding justice. (PTI Photo)
New Delhi, Oct 30: A big announcement has been made by Narendra Modi Government which could give fodder to political parties. It has been announced by the the Modi Government that of Rs 5 lakh each will be given to the kin of 3325 people killed during anti-Sikh riots in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

This announcement comes a day ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh riots.

3,325 families who lost members in the 1984 Sikh massacre will get a big relief after this annoucement from the Narendra Modi Government.

As per reports, the order was passed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, after conducting a high-level meeting.Government today also enhanced the compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence from Rs three lakh to Rs five lakh.

A decision in this regard was taken by Home Minister Rajnath Singh after a high-level meeting where the issue of compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or naxal violence was discussed threadbare, a Home Ministry official said. Till now the next of kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs 3 lakh as per provisions of the Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist, Communal, Naxal violence since 2008.

Assistance would be given to the surviving spouse in case of death or permanent incapacitation of the husband or the wife, as the case may be. However, if both the husband and the wife died in same incident of violence, the family would be entitled to get the assistance, in each case, the official said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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