Badal for allotment of houses to 1984 riot victims



Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) to start the process of allotment of houses to all the valid red card holder victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

A decision to this effect was taken by Badal while presiding over a high level meeting here, an official spokesman said here.

The Chief Minister further directed that the house allotment to those red card holders who had occupied the houses illegally at Ludhiana and Mohali till March 31, 2011 to be regularized, whereas the remaining vacant houses would also be allotted to the red card holders who had not been allotted any house earlier.

He further directed PUDA to coordinate with the concerned authorities to invite fresh applications and expedite the process.

Badal also approved including the names of grand children of the riot victims in their red cards.

PTI