Border residents killed or who suffer over 50% disability in Pak’s ceasefire violations to get Rs 5 lakh compensation, Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government has increased compensation for residents of border areas who are killed or those who suffer more than 50% disability in cease fire violations by Pakistan from Rs. one lakh to Rs five lakh.

Mr Singh made the announcement while meeting border displaced people who have been forced to live in relief camps in Nowshera due to ceasefire violations on LoC.

The displaced people have demanded setting up of individual bunkers at their homes near the LoC from the union home minister.

Reaching out to the uprooted people, Mr Singh said “People living border areas are our strategic asset”.

“I have instructed the authorities do increase recruitment of people living of border areas in our security forces,” Mr Singh added.

Currently, more than 5,000 border people are living in camps in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district following heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani forces in May this year, which killed at least two civilians including a minor girl.

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