Reprieve for ’84 riots victims: Punjab’s housing scheme extended

Chandigarh, February 17: Victims of the 1984 riots and terror attacks in Punjab are all set to get a major relief with the Punjab Council of Ministers deciding to extend to them 5% reservation in allotment of plots/houses by Urban Estates/Improvement Trust/Pepsu Township Development Board, without any financial concession, for five more years.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said the time limit of the existing policy, that had expired on December 31, 2016, had been extended till the end of December 2021.

The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, considered the demand of the Danga Peerat Committee, Barnala and Sangrur, in this regard, to take the significant decision in the interest of the victims of the riots and terrorist violence.

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