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Delhi Waqf Board To Give Rs 5.5 Lakh Each To Kin Of Those Killed During Anti-CAA Protests

Khan In A Facebook Post Claimed That Several People Were Killed In Uttar Pradesh And Karnataka's Mangalore During Protests Against The CAA And NRC, Due To Police Bullets.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 21 Dec 2019, 06:08:04 PM
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

New Delhi:

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan said the Delhi Waqf Board, of which he the chairperson, will give Rs 5.5 lakh each to the family members of nine people killed in Uttar Pradesh and in Mangaluru during violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Khan in a Facebook post claimed that several people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka's Mangalore during protests against the CAA and NRC, due to "police bullets".

He sought details of the people killed in the protests, saying their "sacrifices" will not be futile. Earlier, Khan had provided a financial help of Rs 5 lakh and a permanent job at the Waqf Board to Jamia Millia Islamia student Mohammad Minhajuddin who lost sight in his left eye after police entered campus and allegedly baton charged students last week.

The death toll in violent protests in UP increased to 11 on Saturday, officials said. On Friday, four deaths were reported from Meerut district and two each in Kanpur and Bijnor.

An eight-year-old boy was killed in a stampede in Varanasi when a violent mob was being chased by policemen. Besides, violence claimed one life each in Sambhal and Firozabad, they said.

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First Published : 21 Dec 2019, 05:42:40 PM