India to give Rs 5 lakh to victims of cross-border firing
July 12, 2016  18:05
Home Minister Rajnath Singh approves compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the civilian victims of cross border firing along the border. The compensation given to those who die due to terrorism or Maoist violence has been increased from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, says the home ministry.

Rs 5 lakh will also be given to those who receive 50 per cent or more disability or incapacitation due to the same reasons.

The compensation amount will be given subject to the condition that no employment has been provided to any of the family members of the victims by state or central government.

A formal notification in this regard will be issued by the Home Ministry after taking an approval of the Union Cabinet soon, the official said.

More than 50 civilians die every year due to shelling and cross border firing along the Indo-Pak order in Jammu and Kashmir.

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