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Union Home Minister approves grant of higher compensation to victims of riots, Naxal and terrorist violence

India Blooms News Service | | 31 Oct 2014, 01:04 am
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IBNS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved grant of higher compensation to victims of riots, Naxal and terrorist violence.

"The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to substantially enhance the compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or Naxal violence from Rupees 3,00,000 to Rs.5,00,000," Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

"Till now the Next of Kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs.3,00,000 as per provisions of the Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist/Communal/Naxal violence since 2008," it said.