Sunday, November 2, 2014

Compensation to #1984 riot victims violates Model Code of Conduct: #EC

The Election Commission hasasked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering the 'Model Code of Conduct' is in force in Delhi where by-polls are to be held to three assembly seats—Krishna Nagar, Mehrauli and Tughlaqabad—on November 25.

Union Home Ministry had decided to give Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of 3,325 victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.