Cong leaders visit Gopalgarh; give compensation
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 00:07
Jaipur: A group of senior Congress leaders on Saturday visited Gopalgarh area in Bharatpur district, which witnessed bloody clashes between two communities in September, and gave compensation to the affected families.

AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik, Union Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Chandrabhan visited the families of the victims.

Nine out of the ten families were distributed Rs 2 lakh each as compensation. The team spoke to the kin of those killed in the clashes and inquired about the situation in the area, Chandrabhan said.

District collector Gaurav Goyal, SP Vikas Kumar were among other present there.

On September 14, 10 persons of Mev Muslim community were killed and a few others were injured in violent clashes between members of Mev and Gujjar communities over a land-related dispute.

An inquiry into the matter has been referred to the CBI and a judicial probe is going on into the matter.

Opposition parties, including the BJP, have attacked the Congress government in Rajasthan for the riots, alleging the state administration had failed to protect the rights of the minorities as all the victims were Muslims.

An AICC fact-finding team, in its report to party chief Sonia Gandhi, also spoke of "police excesses" during the riots.


First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 00:07

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