Haryana government on Sunday disbursed compensation to 42 victims of anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
“Based on the recommendations of the Justice T P Garg Commission, the state government had sanctioned an amount of Rs 12.07 crore for the victims of Gurgaon and Pataudi area, out of which cheques of compensation were distributed to 42 victims today,” Haryana government said in a release.
National Minorities Commission Chairman Naseem Ahmed distributed the cheques at a programme held in Gurgaon.
Former Secretary of Union Urban Development Ministry L M Mehta, Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash and Commissioner of Police Sandeep Khirwar were also present.
Deputy Commissioner said that compensation to about 150 victims of Gurgaon and Pataudi area was cleared by the Commission, based on which the state government has sanctioned the amount.
Rest of the victims belonging to the area would be handed over the cheques soon, he said.
Haryana government is the first in the country to disburse compensation to victims of anti-Sikh Riots of 1984, the release claimed.
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