Uri Attack: Kejriwal Demands Rs. 1 Crore Relief For Soldiers’ Families


New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday criticised the centre’s “inaction” against the perpetrators of the Uri terror attack and appealed to the Prime Minister to announce a compensation of Rs. 1 crore each for the families of the soldiers.

He said the compensation policy for the families of soldiers residing in Delhi should be replicated by the centre and implemented across the country, beginning with the victims of the recent terror strike at Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.
“There is rage and gloom across the country over the Uri attack. It is understandable when our enemy neighbour attacks us. But, are we that weak so as to keep quiet after every such attack?

“I am not saying there should be a war as it is not the solution. There are 100 other ways to give a befitting reply (to Pakistan). The silence pains me and it would be a betrayal with the freedom fighters if we do nothing,” Mr Kejriwal said.

The AAP national convenor was addressing the gathering at the 110th birth anniversary celebrations of Bhagat Singh, organised by the Delhi government at Talkatora Stadium here. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Labour Minister Gopal Rai were also present on the occasion.

“Del Govt gives Rs. 1 cr “samman rashi” to family of any soldier who is resident of Del n who dies in any operation. Today, on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary, I urge PM to announce this scheme 4 all soldiers 4 whole country n make a eginning wid Uri (sic),” Mr Kejriwal later wrote on Twitter.