CM to distribute cheques to kins of 1984 anti-sikh riot victims
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will distribute enhanced compensation cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to the kins of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, as announced by the Centre, in West Delhi’s Tilak Vihar area, on Sunday. According to a senior official, there are around 2,600 families of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. Government has estimated expenditure of around Rs 130 crore on compensation. In October last year, a hike in compensation to Rs five lakh had been announced by the Central government. Union Home minister Rajnath Singh had, in December last year, distributed enhanced compensation cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to the 17 kins of riot victims in West Delhi’s Tilak Vihar area. So far, around 143 kins of victims of the anti-Sikh riots have been disbursed enhanced compensation cheques and around 2,300 were yet to be given, sources said. “The Chief Minister will distribute enhanced compensation cheques to kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims on November 1.