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Gujarat riots killed 254 Hindus, 790 Muslims

May 11, 2005 18:54 IST

The Central government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in the post Godhra riots in Gujarat.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said a total of 223 people were reported missing, 2,548 sustained injuries during the riots in 2002.

He said the government paid Rs 1.5 lakh to the next of kin of each person killed and Rs 5,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The amount for the injured was based on the extent of injury, the minister added.

Jaiswal added that the state also extended monetary relief to the victims and families living below the poverty line were given household kits, food grains and rehabilitation of small-scale businesses.

According to the minister, the state incurred Rs 204.62 crore towards relief and rehabilitation measures.

The Gujarat government also informed that they had published the data as recommended by the National Human Rights Commission, he said.

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