Sikh Families Receive Checks as Compensation for 1984 Riots

March 30, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

On March 30, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "Parminder Kaur of Mango was inconsolable while receiving a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh from East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Nitin Madan Kulkarni, as part of the compensation to the victims of the 1984 Sikh riots. In 1984, when the Sikh riots hit the country, Parminder’s father, Raghubir Singh, was stabbed and their property was destroyed. The district authorities, following a Supreme Court directive, today paid supplementary compensation packages to seven riot victims, as allocated by the Centre to the states. The East Singhbhum deputy commissioner today distributed cheques worth over Rs 7.74 lakh to the dependants of the riot victims."