More than 1,020 families hit by 1984 riots to be given Rs 2 lakh

In this file photo, 1984 riots victim families are seen participating in a peaceful demonstration in support of their demands in New Delhi. — Tribune file photo

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rs 2 lakh grant for riot-hit families

 As many as 3,325 people were killed in the 1984 riots, with Delhi alone accounting for 2,733 deaths.

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved reopening of a scheme for providing a rehabilitation grant of Rs 2 lakh each to 1,020 families, who were affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and migrated to Punjab from different parts of the country.

The decision was taken following a recommendation of Justice (retired) G P Mathur Committee set up by the government in December 2014 to look into grievances related to the 1984 riots.

 A home ministry official said that these cases will be reopened only for a limited period of six months from the date of sanctioning of the scheme.
In this file photo, 1984 riots victim families are seen participating in a peaceful demonstration in support of their demands in New Delhi. — Tribune file photo

In this file photo, 1984 riots victim families are seen participating in a peaceful demonstration in support of their demands in New Delhi. — Tribune file photo

 

According to the official, the government has also approved the committee’s recommendation to the Ministry of Skill Development and the Punjab government to provide skill training and upgrading of skills for members of the affected families. Both have been asked to formulate a scheme in this regard.

As many as 3,325 people were killed in the 1984 riots, with Delhi alone accounting for 2,733 deaths.

 

 

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