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Govt forms committee for Jalianwala Bagh martyrs

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Nakodar, January 22, 2013
First Published: 19:06 IST(22/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:52 IST(22/1/2013)

The Punjab government has constituted a committee for preparing a draft policy proposal to be submitted to the union home ministry identifying martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, their dependents and legal heirs and to thank the families in an appropriate way.

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The freedom fighter branch of the freedom fighter department has issued a notification in this regard.

The chief secretary has been appointed the committee's chairman while the principal secretary, freedom fighter, financial commissioner, revenue, principal secretary finance, union joint secretary of home department and secretary, freedom fighter department, have been appointed its other members.

The committee will prepare a draft policy to make legal heirs of martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre eligible for getting pension and other facilities.

The notification said that to prepare a list of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the freedom fighter department had contacted the director general of archives, New Delhi, vice-chancellors of Panjab University, Punjabi university and Guru Nanak Dev University and the Jallianwala Bagh Trust.

The government has also issued a notification for giving freedom fighter status to martyrs of Kuka Namdhari Andolan, 1871.

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