‘Rehabilitate Muzaffarnagar riot victims immediately’

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A group of social activists Tuesday appealed to union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to immediately rehabilitate the Muzaffarnagar riot victims.

Under the banner of Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity, the activists have sent a written appeal to Shinde and Akhilesh Yadav, asking them to create conditions enabling those uprooted from their homes in the riot-affected villages to return home.
On the basis of the detailed report of its seven-member team which visited the affected villages and relief camps in the first and second week of January, the group has sent a seven-point appeal to both.
The demands include a suitable job to a family member of the deceased, a compensation of Rs.3 lakh to every family to resettle their home, deployment of appropriate number of personnel for locating displaced people, arrest of all culprits, among others.