#Delhi Violence : Arvind Kejriwal Unveils Relief Plan For Riot Victims

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Aam Aadmi Party government has set up nine shelters for the riot-affected people and will start distributing Rs 25,000 in cash as immediate relief from Saturday to those whose houses have been burnt in the violence.

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said that people with serious injuries would be shifted to private hospitals for treatment in case they are not getting proper medical facilities in government hospitals due to rush of patients.

He said that compensation form will be issued to victims.

For assistance of the violence-hit people, Kejriwal said the government has appointed 18 magistrates and four night magistrates.

“Night magistrates can coordinate relief and rehabilitation activities in any emergent situation at any time, along with measures like fixing street lights to ensure the security of residents at night,” he said.

The government is providing food and water and necessities to people on a larger scale, he said, requesting people to provide relevant information on whether someone in the affected areas needs food and amenities.

The government is getting support from NGOs, RWAs in providing relief to the riot-affected areas, the chief minister said.

The process of providing immediate relief or ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 in cash to every household in case of the substantial or total damage will begin from Saturday.

“The balance cheque will be provided to them after proper assessment is done by the PWD. Any NGO, social organisations and individual donors who would like to contribute to our relief and rehabilitation activities can contact the office of District Magistrate North East,” he said.

The government will ensure quick verification and assessment of the details to provide immediate ex-gratia amount of Rs 25,000, Sisodia said, adding that the full compensation amount will be provided after 2-3 days.

The violence that unfolded in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar areas of northeast Delhi earlier this week have claimed at least 42 lives and left over 200 injured while also unleashing large scale mob-led destruction of properties.

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