Compensation to victims of violence hiked to Rs 5 lakh

Citizens who suffer communal, terrorist or Maoist violence would now get a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh, a home ministry statement said Thursday.

New Delhi: Citizens who suffer communal, terrorist or Maoist violence would now get a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh, a home ministry statement said Thursday.

"Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to substantially enhance the compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or Naxal violence from Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs," the statement said.

It added that till now the next of kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs. 3 lakhs as per provisions of the central scheme for assistance to civilian victims of terrorist/communal/Maoist violence since 2008.

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