Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for each of the families of 39 workers killed by terrorist outfit ISIS in Iraq.

The announcement came after Congress MPs from Punjab staged a protest in Parliament demanding compensation for the workers killed in Iraq.

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday brought the mortal remains of 38 out of the 39 Indians killed. Later, the Union Minister even visited the

Amritsar to hand over bodies of 27 workers from Punjab.

On Monday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said the Punjab government has declared an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh, a job for one family member and the continuation of the monthly pension of Rs 20,000 for the families of the deceased workers from Punjab.

In March, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed the Parliament that the 39 Indian workers abducted by ISIS from Mosul in 2014 had been killed.
No Comments For This Post, Be first to write a Comment.
Leave a Comment
Enter the code shown:

Can't read the image? click here to refresh
etemaad live tv watch now

Todays Epaper

English Weekly

neerus indian ethnic wear
Latest Urdu News

Should the NTA be replaced with a new testing body?

Can't say