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


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

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