1984 anti-Sikh riots: UP Govt raises compensation
Informed sources said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had accorded his sanction to the proposal in this regard.india Updated: May 01, 2006 17:09 IST
In a big relief to the 1984 'anti-Sikh' riot victims of the state, the Uttar Pradesh governemnt has decided to raise their compensation by seven to ten times.
Informed sources said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had accorded his sanction to the proposal in this regard.
The government had so far provided Rs 50 thousand to the kins of those who had been killed during the riots in the state, they said adding that about 500 such families had already been paid compensation.
The victims would now be paid a further amount of Rs three lakh, they said.
The amount of pension to the next of the kins of the deceased in the riots would now be Rs 2,500 instead of Rs 2000 per month, the sources said.