Rs 5 crore compensation for 102 killed in "Kashmir unrest"

"An ex-gratia relief of Rs 5.10 crore has been sanctioned in favour of the next of kin of the 102 persons at the rate of Rs 5 lakh each", Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said in reply to a question by PDP legislator Zulfikar Ali in the Legislative Assembly today.

The state government has sanction the relief package as a one-time exception to the next of kin of civilians who lost their lives as a result of violence attributed to breach of law and order and were not found directly or indirectly involved in the violence, he said. One eligible family member of the deceased person would be appointed in government services in the lowest grade or payment of cash compensation of Rs 5 lakh including Rs 1 lakh as ex-gratia in lieu of a government job, he said.

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