Centre To Reimburse Payments To Victims Of Cross-Border Firing


New Delhi: The incessant ceasefire violations by Pakistan have resulted in loss of human lives and mass scale displacement in Kashmir valley along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border.

According to government figures at least 20 people have been killed including 11 security personnel and nine civilians and over 75 others were injured in Pakistani shelling and firing along the LoC in the last 56 days.

The Central government on Monday decided to reimburse the payments made by the victims of cross-border firing living in bordering areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

The decision of reimbursement was made after a request by Ministry of Home Affairs, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Singh further added that the fund paid as compensation by the Jammu and Kashmir government will be reimbursed to the state government by the Centre through Security Related Expenditure (SRE).

The Centre will also pay relief and compensation for housing damages, crop or livestock losses, relief for stay at camps and displacements at the rates equal to NDRF recommendation.