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Kejriwal Announces Rs 10 Lakh Compensation to Families of Deceased, Free Medical Treatment to Injured

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The violence that broke out between the two sets of people. One protesting against the new citizenship Act and the other campaigning in support of the Act. The riot fire in Delhi may be slowly subsiding. But a lot of life has descended from the tracks in this fire. To bring the lives of common people back on track, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of those who have died in the communal violence in northeast Delhi on Monday and Tuesday. The death toll today reached to 34 with 30 deaths in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) and 2 in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP), while 2 deaths reported in other hospitals.

CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the people affected by the riots will be given free treatment. Even if it is in a private hospital. Delhi government will bear all its expenses. Those injured in road accidents get free treatment in hospitals in Delhi. Further, Kejriwal said that people are not able to get out of the houses in riot affected areas. For this reason, the government will now work to deliver food there. The help of local councillors, MLAs, NGOs and social workers will be taken in this.

“Compensation of Rs 10 lakh each will be given to families of those who have died. Under Delhi Government’s ‘Farishte’ scheme of free-of-cost medical treatment at any private hospital, those affected in this violence can get medical treatment,” he said. The Chief Minister said compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be provided in cases of permanent incapacitation, Rs 2 lakh for serious injuries and Rs 20,000 for a minor injury.

He said Delhi government will provide up to Rs 5 lakh compensation if commercial units that are uninsured have been burnt in violence.He said in cases where houses have been burnt, Rs 5 lakh will be given in compensation. However, if it was a rented house, Rs 4 lakh will be given to the house owner and Rs 1 lakh to the tenant for loss of belongings, he said. Kejriwal said Rs 5,000 will be provided for loss of an animal, Rs 25,000 for loss of rickshaw and Rs 50,000 for e-rickshaw.

 Kejriwal said, the Revenue Department will set up a camp to make back those people paper whose paper has been burnt in these riots. So that all the paper of people can be made immediately. Peace committees are being formed everywhere at the locality level. Along with this, insurance companies are being told to set up camps and make all insurance claims as soon as possible. Delhi Finance Corporation is being asked to provide loans at cheaper rates. 34 people have died till now with over 200 people injured in the sporadic violence that took place on Monday and Tuesday in the northeast region of the national capital.