Lucknow, Jan 28: Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs 20 Lakh for the victim Chandan who lost his life in communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district. Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar said the compensation will be disbursed to the bereaved family by Monday. [Also read: After 48 Hours, Normalcy Returns to Kasganj; 112 Arrested] Also Read - Mission Shakti: UP Govt Sets up 'Pink Patrol' to Maximise Women Safety, Will be Operational 24*7
The situation in Kasganj remained tense on Sunday. In order to restore the peace in district, the administration facilitated a meeting between both communities. Following the meeting, it was decided that shops and commercial establishments in the area would be opened. Also Read - Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Govt Over Rising Incidents of Crime Against Women in State
At least three shops, two private buses and a car were set on fire on Saturday after a young boy was killed in clashes following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate the Republic Day.
“At the meeting of the peace committee, whose members include prominent citizens of the district, it was decided that the shopkeepers will open their shops and commercial establishments. There is no atmosphere of fear in the city. There have been sporadic incidents, which people of the city feel have brought shame to the place,” ADG Agra, Ajay Anand, said.
Sharma said shops selling tea, snacks, vegetables, milk and medicine were already allowed to remain open and normalcy would when others start opening their shops. “The administration is acting tough on those who had indulged in the violence, based on the video evidence,” Sharma said.
(With inputs from agencies)