Akhilesh Yadav distributes relief to Faizabad riot victims
UP Chief Minister Akhilseh Yadav on Tuesday distributed a relief of Rs one crore to the affected persons.
Faizabad: Almost a month-and-a-half after communal clashes broke out in parts of the city here, claiming two lives and damaging properties worth crores, UP Chief Minister Akhilseh Yadav on Tuesday distributed a relief of Rs one crore to the affected persons.
However, a loss of about Rs 7 crore was estimated by the local administration, as around 99 shops and business establishments were gutted or damaged by the rioters in the city alone.
The government had earlier distributed Rs 40 lakhs as an interim relief to the victims on October 30.
The chief minister, who visited the city today, also distributed about Rs 60 lakhs to 93 victims from Sohawal, Bikapur and Milkipur towns of Faizabad, which were also affected due to the communal flare-up.
Riots broke out simultaneously in Faizabad, and some towns on the outskirts of the city on October 24 after the immersion of Durga idols.
After the incident, Akhilesh had announced that full compensation will be given to all victims at the earliest, but almost 50 days after the riots, government is successful in distributing only 20 per cent of the total accessed damages, locals allege after the visit of the chief minister.
Cheques of Rs 4.5 lakhs each were given to Anamika and Sajjul Nisa, the widows of Nageshwar Prasad and Abdul Rauf, who died in riots.
After the violence, the chief minister had claimed that it was a "conspiracy against the government" and promised the victims that those behind it will be unmasked and punished.
But today, after distributing the cheques, Akhilesh said "how it all happened we don't want to go in details".
Government gave its go-ahead to the ATR on the 18th annual report of the National Commmission of Minorities for the year 2010-11, which was supplemented with a note from Minority Affairs Minstry prepared this year.
Two persons, including a woman, died due to cold even as six children living in night shelter camps fell ill in Shamli district, officials sources said.