Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rs 5 lakh compensation for #1984 riot victims, just before #Delhi assembly polls

After 30 years of 1984 anti-Sikh riots Union Cabinet has approved an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh for riot victims. The decision has come less than a month before announcement of assembly polls in Delhi. 3,325 affected Sikh families will get the compensation.

Of the 3,325 victims, as many as 2,733 were killed in Delhi alone, while the rest belonged to states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Both AAP and Congress has blamed BJP govt of trying to appease the Sikh voters before Delhi assembly polls.