BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday handed over cheques of Rs five lakh each as financial assistance to the families of the two soldiers from the state who lost their lives in the terror attack on the Army base in Uri.
Senior BJP leaders, including the party state president Sat Sharma and Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, went to the houses of Subedar Karnail Singh and Havaldar Ravi Paul and handed over the cheques to their widows.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the state cabinet has also decided to provide an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh and a job to one of the members of the martyr’s family.
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He said it has happened for the first time in the state that the government has honoured the sensitivity of its coalition partner – BJP – and unanimously taken a decision to treat the martyrs of Army and paramilitary forces at par with J&K Police.