No proposal for package to Hindu refugee families migrating from Bangladesh

There is no proposal for a financial compensation package to Hindu refugee families migrated from Bangladesh is under consideration of the Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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The Government of India, on 22nd December 2016, had sanctioned a package of Rs. 2,000 crores for providing financial assistance of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to 36,384 displaced families of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir area, POJK (1947) and Chhamb (1965 and 1971) living in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Based on the authenticated details of the beneficiaries received from the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir, this Ministry has disbursed an amount of Rs.465.56 crore to 9,537 such beneficiaries directly in their Aadhar linked bank accounts up to February 2018.

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Many Hindu refugee families have been leaving Bangladesh and settling down in India due to religious persecution in their homeland. However, their arrival has instigated fierce debate as India too is overpopulated.

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