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Sikkim announces INR 3 lakh each for families of Pulwama martyrs

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By IANS Updated: Feb 17, 2019 10:40 pm
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Shanmoti Basumatary, wife of slain CRPF personnel Maneshwar Basumatary, mourns his death during final rites, in Baksa on Saturday.

Gangtok, Feb. 17 (IANS): Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced INR 3 lakh each for the families of the 49 CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last Thursday.
“My tributes to the martyred soldiers and deepest condolences to their families. The Sikkim government announces INR 3 lakh for each of the bereaved families,” he said while addressing the annual Sikkim Against Addiction Towards Healthy India (SAATHI) meet here.

“If the Centre permits, the Sikkim government would also take responsibility for the education of the children of the martyrs so that they get quality education,” he said amid cheers from students and supporters.

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By IANS Updated: Feb 17, 2019 10:40:13 pm