UP government sanctions more funds for Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Relief would be provided to 58 families of riots victims, 52 injured and 70 house owners whose houses got damaged in riots.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarnagar | Published: July 11, 2014 11:44 am
A refugee family at a Relief camp at Village Malakpur in Shamli district post the Muzaffarnagar riots. (Express Archive) A refugee family at a Relief camp at Village Malakpur in Shamli district post the Muzaffarnagar riots. (Express Archive)

The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, district authorities said here on Friday.

The state government has released more fund of Rs 3.28 crore for riot victims. Relief would be provided to 58 families of riots victims, 52 injured and 70 house owners whose houses got damaged in riots, Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi told reporters.

The step has been taken on the direction of Supreme Court to provide adequate relief and rehabilitation funds riot victims in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas.

The communal violence, which had broken out in September last year in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining towns, had claimed over 40 lives and rendered above 50,000 people homeless.

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