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10,500 freedom fighters granted pension: Chidambaram

The government said 10,500 freedom fighters have been granted pension.

The government today said 10,500 freedom fighters have been granted pension as per the recommendations of the two committees set up by the Home Ministry.

Replying to a supplementary in the Lok Sabha,Home Minister P Chidambaram said another committee is looking into cases of 4000 other freedom fighters.

To a question that 23 fresh applications were filed with the home ministry,Chidambaram said “It is very unlikely that a fresh application has been filed in 2008-09… Today we have no fresh case but if it comes the government will certainly look into it.” The Hyderabad Liberation Front had submitted applications of 10,500 persons and that has been granted,he said.