1,020 families hit by 1984 riots to be given Rs 2 lakh

NEW DELHI : As many as 1,020 families, who were hit by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and migrated to Punjab from different parts of the country, will be given Rs 2 lakh as part of a centrally-sponsored rehabilitation scheme.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved reopening of the scheme for providing rehabilitation grant of Rs 2 lakh each to 1,020 families who had migrated to Punjab from Delhi and other parts of the country following 1984 riots, a Home Ministry official said.

These cases will be reopened only for a limited period of six months from the date of sanctioning of the scheme.

The move came following a recommendation of Justice (retd) G P Mathur Committee, which was set up by the Narendra Modi Government in December 2014 to look into various grievances related to the 1984 riots. (AGENCIES)

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