1984 riots: 32 persons lost their lives in Hondh Chillar

Haryana government on Thursday said 32 persons had lost their lives in village Hondh Chillar in Rewari district during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

Chandigarh: Haryana government on Thursday said 32 persons had lost their lives in village Hondh Chillar in Rewari district during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

A compensation amounting to Rs 7 lakh each was given by the Government under State and Central schemes to the next of kin of those deceased, amounting to a total of Rs 2.24
crore, a Haryana government spokesman said here today.

He said that a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each for damage to property was also given in the year 2006 for 36 properties amounting to more than Rs 30 lakh.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had last week sought a report in the Hondh Chillar incident.

At a press conference here earlier this week, Hooda had said that those guilty of the heinous act would be brought to book.

Amid demand for a judicial probe into the killing of Sikhs at Hondh-Chillar village, Hooda had said that government will examine the report it sought from the Gurgaon Divisional
Commissioner.

On Tuesday, representatives of various Sikh organisations under the aegis of Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) including Dal Khalsa, All India Sikh Students Federation, Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pradhani), Khalsa Panchayat and All India Shiromani Akali Dal had met Hooda here, with the demand for a judicial probe by a sitting judge of a High Court into
the killings.

PTI

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