In a written reply to the Utter Pradesh (UP) State assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (25 February) said, the state government will not provide any compensation to families whose members have died due to riot-related incidents, reports India Today.I
n a written reply to a question in the state assembly raised by Samajwadi Party member Rakesh Pratap Singh, the Chief Minister said, "In the past six months, 21 persons were killed in riots, protests, sit-ins in the state. In incidents of stone-pelting by protesters, 400 policemen were injured and 61 policemen sustained firearms injuries."
All the deaths took place during a violent protest against CItizenship Amendment Bill (CAA).
When asked by Singh if the government will give compensation to the family members of victims, the CM said, "Ji Nahi" (No)."
CM Yogi had earlier ordered 114 anti-citizenship amendment act (CAA) protesters to cough up Rs 1 crore as reimbursement for the cost incurred by the state in making security arrangements.
It may be recalled that soon after violence by anti-CAA protesters in the state, Yogi Adityanath had announced that his government would seize the assets of the rioters to recover the cost of damaged public property.
Subsequently, the government had issued notices to anti-CAA rioters to defend their property seizure notices. Anti-CAA protesters in Aligarh were also made to sign Rs 50 lakh bonds with an assurance that they will not indulge in such activities in the future.
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