Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today announced that his government has doubled the compensation given to the kins of martyred jawans. Yogi said the decision was taken as these jawans lose their lives to ensure the security of the 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh.
“To ensure the security of the 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh, we have doubled the compensation given to the kins of jawans who lose their lives on duty,” UP CM said today while addressing a gathering in Meerut.
Earlier, in a hard-hitting attack, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had warned Pakistan of surgical strikes. His comments came in the wake of reports saying that Indian Army soldiers crossed over the Line of Control and killed three Pakistani army soldiers. One Pakistan soldier was injured in the action.
Last year in September, India had carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.
Seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control(LoC) were targeted by the Army on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 in a nearly five-hour-long operation during which heliborne and ground forces were deployed.
Earlier in April last year, the Uttar Pradesh government had announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 30 lakh to each of the two CRPF jawans from the state who fell to Naxal bullets in Chhattisgarh.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which also condemned the Sukma attack and expressed condolences for the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country.