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HC seeks UP's reply on greater compensation to 1984-riots

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High today sought a reply from the on a plea alleging that victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the state have not been adequately compensated.

A Division Bench of Justices Arun Tandon and Krishna Singh asked the Principal Secretary (Home) to file his personal affidavit on the by a Kanpur-based organisation, Guru Singh Sabha.

The fixed August 31 as the next date of hearing.

The petitioners have drawn the court's attention to the fact that 14 Sikhs, all of them from the same family, had been massacred in Kidwai Nagar locality of Kanpur.

Also, members of the community suffered huge loss of property across the state in the communal conflagration that had erupted across the country in the aftermath of the assassination of former Prime Minister

The petitioners have further alleged that notwithstanding a compensation package of Rs 716 crore announced by the Centre for rehabilitating the riot victims, the solatium paid to those affected by the violence in the state was meagre.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 23:32 IST