The Jammu and Kashmir government has sanctioned Rs 5.10 crore each for the next of kins of 102 persons killed in the summer unrest in the Valley last year.
"An ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs 5.10 crore has been sanctioned in favour of the Next of Kins (NoKs) of 102 persons at the rate of Rs 5 lakh each," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a written reply to a question in the Assembly today.
The state government has sanctioned a relief package as one time exception for the relatives of the civilians who lost their lives as a result of violence, attributed to breach of law and order and were not found directly or indirectly involved in the violence, he said.
One eligible family member of the deceased person will be appointed in government services in the lowest grade or payment of cash compensation of Rs five lakh including Rs one lakh as ex-gratia in lieu of the government job, he said. As many as 104 civilians were killed during unrest in the Valley last summer.
Over 894 persons were injured and 18 persons have been rendered disabled during the said period,the Chief Minister said. During the unrest in the Valley, 92 civilians who were part of the protests, got injured during the engagement between protestors and deployment on the ground, succumbed to injuries, he said. He further said in addition to the action by security forces, 12 persons have also died due to law and order disturbances.