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Maur twin blasts: Residents submit memorandum to SDM

The residents of Maur, under the banner of Maur Blast Sangharsh Committee, gathered in Krishna Temple and marched to the office of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), where additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Rahul Chaba received a memorandum from them on Friday.

punjab Updated: Feb 18, 2017 15:41 IST
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Victim families and residents protesting outside the sub-divisional magistrate’s office in Maur on Friday.
Victim families and residents protesting outside the sub-divisional magistrate’s office in Maur on Friday.(HT Photo)

The residents of Maur, under the banner of Maur Blast Sangharsh Committee, gathered in Krishna Temple and marched to the office of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), where additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Rahul Chaba received a memorandum from them on Friday.

In the nine-point demand charter, the residents have demanded that families of those killed in the blast should be provided with compensation of Rs 1 crore each, while the kin of injured should be given ₹10 lakh each.

Besides this, they demanded that the victim families should be included in terrorism-affected families’ list and government jobs should be provided to at least one family member of those killed in the blast.

They have demanded to set up a memorial for victims of blasts and provide proper health facilities in the Maur civil hospital. 

They also demanded action against doctors at Maur Civil hospital and a Maur based private hospital for inaction immediately after the blast towards the treatment of the injured.

SDM Latif Ahmed said that he too observed inaction on part of the doctors at government hospital and a private doctor at Maur, and has written to Bathinda deputy commissioner Ghanshyam Thori in this regard as only he can order an inquiry. He has also written to the Maur civil hospital asking them to providing better services.

Member of committee Rajesh Jain said they will wait for one week for the administration to act on their demands and if the demands are not met with, they will intensify the stir.The protesters were joined by farmers under the banner of farmers unions and trade unions.

After nod from EC, the administration has cleared compensation of Rs 36.5 lakh to the affected families, of which Rs 5 lakh each will be given to families of six persons including four children killed while Rs 50,000 each will be given to 14 injured persons, of twin blasts that took place on January 31 evening, shortly after the rally of Congress candidate from Maur assembly segment Harminder Singh Jassi.