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254 Hindus, 790 Muslims killed in post-Godhra riots: Govt

New Delhi, May 11: Government today informed the Rajya Sabha today that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in Gujarat in the post Godhra riots of 2002.

New Delhi, May 11: Government today informed the
Rajya Sabha today that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed
in Gujarat in the post Godhra riots of 2002.

Stating this in a written reply, Minister of State for
Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said a total of 223 people
were reported missing, 2,548 sustained injuries, 919 were
rendered widows and 606 children were orphaned during the
riots.

He said an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh was paid by the
government to the next of kin of each person killed and Rs
5,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 to those injured up
to 10 30, 40 and 50 per cent respectively.

In addition, he said relief was also extended by the
state government to the victims of the riots under the heads
of cash doles and assistance for household kits, foodgrains
to BPL families in affected areas, housing assistance,
rebuilding earning assets, rehabilitation of small business,
assistance to industries/shop and hotel and so on.

The state government, he said has informed that a total of
Rs 204.62 crore has been incurred by it towards relief and
rehabilitation measures.

The Gujarat government has also informed that they had
published the data as recommended by the NHRC, he said.

Bureau Report

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