Rs 5 cr compensation for 102 killed in "Kashmir unrest"

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 16:26

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 5.10 crore as compensation for the 102
persons killed during last year`s unrest in the Kashmir
Valley.

"An ex-gratia relief of Rs 5.10 crore has been
sanctioned in favour of the next of kin of the 102 persons at
the rate of Rs 5 lakh each", Law and Parliamentary
Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said in reply to a
question by PDP legislator Zulfikar Ali in the Legislative
Assembly on Wednesday.

The state government has sanctioned the relief package
as a one-time exception to the next of kin of civilians who
lost their lives as a result of violence attributed to breach
of law and order and were not found directly or indirectly
involved in the violence, he said.

One eligible family member of the deceased person
would be appointed in government services in the lowest grade
or payment of cash compensation of Rs 5 lakh including Rs 1
lakh as ex-gratia in lieu of a government job, he said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 16:26

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