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Delhi riots: Govt announces monetary relief, other measures for victims

In a press conference, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Rs 10 lakh will be given to the families of those who lost their lives, including Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia amount. Rest will given after verification of documents. If the victim is a minor, then Rs 5 lakh will be given to the family.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020, 05.22 PM IST
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Kejriwal said that people should not do politics over the riots and the perpetrators should be strictly dealth with even if they belong to AAP.
The Aam Aadmi Party government today announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh, including an ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh, for the next of kin of the people who died in the Delhi communal riots that shook the nation's capital over the past three days.

In a press conference, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Rs 10 lakh will be given to the families of those who lost their lives. Rs 1 lakh will be given as ex-gratia, and the rest will be released after verification of documents. If the victim was a minor, then Rs 5 lakh will be given to the family.

Those who lost their lives, Rs 10 lakh will be given by Delhi govt including Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia for

In case of serious injury, Rs 2 lakh will be given. For permanent injury, Rs 5 lakh will be given. For those who became orphan, the state govt will offer monetary assistance of Rs 3 lakh.

If someone has lost a ricksaw during the riots, then they will get Rs 25,000. For an e-ricksaw, the amount will be Rs 50,000. Kejriwal also said that the state govt will offer Rs 5 lakh to those whose houses have been torched or destroyed during the riots.

In case the house was occupied by a tenant, Rs 4 lakh will be given to the landlord and the rest to the tenant — this include Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia amount.

For uninsured commercial establishments, owners will get Rs 5 lakh.

The chief minister said that the govt will soon come out with a mobile application for claim settlement. Special camps will be set up to help victims get lost property documents remade.

He said that peace committees are being formed to ease the situation in the areas. The finance dept has been told to talk to insurers to set up camp to settle claims, Kejriwal said.

The state govt has also asked schools to give books and uniforms for free to children in the riot-affected areas.

During the press conference, Kejriwal commended the doctors and paramedics saying that they have done a commendable job.
He said that riot victims will be given assistance under state govt's Farishtey Scheme.

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