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Govt honouring the martyrs-- Uttar Pradesh CM

Posted on Mar 15, 07:15PM | UNI

Lucknow,Mar 15 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that his government was giving due respect to the martyrs for their sacrifice for the country.

"The Samajwadi Party government is committed to give the required honour and respect to people who gives their lives while on duty and even providing financial compensation to their family members," he said while talking to reporters here on completion of one year of his government in the state.

When his attention was drawn on the demand of his presence during the cremation of a CRPF jawan killed in the Fidayeen attack at Srinagar recently, the CM said ," It is our duty to give them the desired respect but as every time I would not be able to attend so my minister would be attending it in my absence."

"In Jalaun too a senior minister has gone there to hand over Rs 20 lakh as compensation and express condolence on behalf of the government," he said.

Recently, demand for compensation and presence of Chief Minister was gaining ground on every single murder case after he went to Deoria and Pratapgarh on the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Zia-ul-Haque along with a pradhan and his brother. While the CM handed over Rs 25 lakh each to the father and widow of the slain DySP, the family members of the Pradhan and his brother were given Rs 20 lakh each.

The government, however, ignored any compensation even after fast unto death by the family members of Hindu Yuva Vahini Ambedkhar Nagar district president, who was murdered on March 2.