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No enhancement of compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims: Govt

Government has not enhanced the compensation to the victims of anti-Sikh riots in 1984, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, however, said the government has provided ex-gratia to the victims of the riots through a ‘rehabilitation package’ in 2006 and Rs 532.20 crore has already been disbursed till date by the concerned states and union territories under this package.

Rijiju said the central government administers a scheme titled ‘Central Assistance to the Civilian Victims of Terrorist/Communal/ Naxal Violence’ for the sustenance and maintenance of the families of the civil victims of terrorist/ communal/Naxal violence.

Under this scheme, Rs 3 lakh is given to the next of kin of the victims in case of death of incapacitation/disability with 50 pc or more, he said.
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