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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 ...
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