Civilian victims of cross border firing to be compensated

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New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved compensation of Rs 5 lakh for civilian victims of cross border firing and hiked the compensation for victims of Maoist violence from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

“Any civilian who dies anywhere in the country due to terror attack, Naxal violence, firing from across the border, shelling or IED explosion, will be given Rs 5 lakh as compensation uniformly,” the government said.

The amount will be given to the next of kin of the victim. An amount of 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 the government,” the government said.

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