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State govt admits 104 civilian killings in 2010.

JAMMU, March 07, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The state puppet government put the civilian toll during the last years summer unrest at 104. Due to the unrest in the state between May 2010 to 25 February 2011, 92 civilians who were part of the violent mobs and protests got injured during the engagements between protestors and the deployment on ground and succumbed to their injuries, said Minister for Rural Development, Ali Mohammad Sagar was replying to a question by Mohammad Rashid Qureshi in Legislative Council. In addition to action by troopers, 12 persons also died during law and order disturbance due to various reasons including stone pelting, stampede, blast, drowning etc, he added. The Minister said the state government has sanctioned a relief package of Rs one lakh and appointment of eligible family member of the deceased civilians in a government service against lowest non-gazetted post or payment of cash compensation of Rs 5 lakh, including Rs one lakh for ex-gratia relief in lieu of government job as one time exception, in favour of the next of kin of such of the civilians who have lost their lives since June 11, 2010. He said besides the state governments relief package, Government of India has also sanctioned ex-gratia relief to the families of deceased persons with Rs 5 lakh for every person killed in civil disturbance since June 11, 2010. He said an ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs 5.10 crores has been sanctioned in favour of next of kin of 102 persons (Rs 5 lakh in each case) as per the Government Order No. Home-1234 of 2010 dated October 2, 2010.

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Date:Mar 7, 2011
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