CM Kejriwal announces Rs 10-lakh ex gratia to families of those killed in Delhi violence

CM Kejriwal announces Rs 10-lakh ex gratia to families of those killed in Delhi violence

New Delhi, February 27 

The Delhi government will give Rs 10 lakh to the families of those who lost their lives in the communal violence in northeast Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday. 

He also said the government will bear the cost of treatment of those injured in the violence and admitted to private hospitals.   

Those seriously injured will get Rs 2 lakh, the chief minister told a press conference.  

Special camps will be set up for people to get essential documents which they lost during arson, Kejriwal said. 

When asked about the alleged involvement of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain in the riots, Kejriwal, who is AAP chief, said no rioter from whichever party they belong should be spared.

“If those involved in the riots are found to be from the AAP, give them double punishment,” he said.

The Delhi government will provide books and uniform to schoolchildren who lost them during the violence and arson in northeast Delhi, Kejriwal said..

"If children have lost books, the Directorate of Education shall provide books and notebooks free of cost to children of both government schools as well as private schools," Kejriwal said.

"Disbursement will take place from the respective schools. Similarly, new sets of uniforms shall also be provided free of cost," he said.

Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Yamuna Vihar, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh and Shiv Vihar areas were mainly affected by the riots.

Schools have been closed in northeast and east Delhi for three days.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed class 10 and 12 exams scheduled to be held on February 28 and 29 in the violence-hit northeast Delhi and parts of east Delhi following a request by Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.

"In view of a request received from the Delhi government and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents, the exams scheduled for February 28 and 29 in northeast Delhi and other affected areas stand cancelled. The next date for the affected students will be notified shortly," CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

"All exams in all centres across Delhi will be conducted as per original schedule from March 2 onwards," he said. — PTI

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