Justice Subramonium Prasad of the Delhi High Court recently entertained a plea filed by a 2020 Delhi riots victim, seeking grant of Rs.3 lacs (after adjustment) under the “Delhi Government’s Assistance Scheme for the Help of Riot Victims”.

The petitioner, stated to be a victim of the communal riots that took place in North-east Delhi in February, 2020, had filed the petition averring that pursuant to a gunshot sustained during the riots, he had incurred permanent locomotor disability.

It was contended that under the Scheme formulated by the government to compensate victims of the riots, persons who suffered permanent incapacitation were entitled to ex-gratia compensation of Rs.5 lacs. Out of this amount, he had already been paid Rs.2 lacs and claimed the remaining sum.

In support, the petitioner relied on a disability certificate issued by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

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