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Modi govt announces relief to victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi: The Modi authorities on the Middle has introduced a rehabilitation package deal for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Within the package deal introduced by the Ministry of Minority Affairs on Thursday (August 05, 2021), a monetary help of Rs 3.50 lakh has been introduced for the dependents of the deceased and Rs 1.25 lakh for the injured.

The Ministry of Minorities knowledgeable within the decrease home of the Parliament that on this scheme, a provision has additionally been made by the state governments to provide a month-to-month pension of Rs 2500 to the widows and aged kin of the deceased. It was informed by the ministry that the expenditure on pension can be borne by the state authorities. The ministry was informed within the Lok Sabha that the scheme to offer aid to these killed within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was began by the central authorities in 2014. For this, a provision of Rs 4.5 crore was additionally made within the Union Finances. of 2021-22. The ministry stated the improved aid quantity can be paid by the states and union territories from their very own funds, nonetheless, the funds can be launched to them in a while by the house ministry on the idea of utilization receipts.

Allow us to inform that after the assassination of the then PM Indira Gandhi in 1984, anti-Sikh riots erupted in lots of locations of the nation together with the nationwide capital Delhi. On this bloodbath that lasted for a number of days, about 3,000 folks had been killed in Delhi itself. Aside from this, about 50 thousand Sikhs had been made homeless. It was solely after this brutal bloodbath towards Sikhs that PM Rajiv Gandhi had stated, ‘When a giant tree falls, the bottom shakes a little bit.’


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