This Article is From Dec 22, 2019

Rs 10 Lakh Compensation For Families Of 2 Killed In Mangaluru Protests

The two people died at a private hospital in Mangaluru following the bullet injuries they sustained in police firing during a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Rs 10 Lakh Compensation For Families Of 2 Killed In Mangaluru Protests

This comes amid opposition and major protest across the country against the Citizenship Act protests.

Bengaluru:

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the two people who died during the protests in Mangaluru on December 19.

Two persons identified as Jaleel, 43, and Nousheen, 49, died at a private hospital following the bullet injuries they sustained in police firing during a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The police have also mentioned their names in the First Information Report (FIR) registered in connection with the violence that erupted during the protests.

This comes amid large-scale opposition and major protest across the country against the act, which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who entered India before 2015.