Friday, February 17, 2012

Furnish details of 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the state government to furnish details about victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots that broke out across the states following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The joint secretary of MHA, KK Pathak, shot a letter to the state government seeking information on the victims of the riots and whether compensation has been awarded to them. A senior state home department official said the letter was sent in connection to a question asked by a Rajya Sabha MP who wants to know the progress made in the “implementation of rehabilitation package to provide relief to the victims of riots.”
According to reports with the state disaster management department, West Bengal has recorded six deaths during the anti-Sikh riots and all of whom have been compensated. A total of 68 claims for compensation had been submitted to the state government of which 36 persons have received compensation from both the Centre and the state governments. The remaining applications have been turned down by the Centre, the official said.

with thanks : IndianExpress : link in headline above for detailed news.

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