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Compensation: authorities to approach Jamia Nizamia

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Modalities of compensation disbursal for kin of blast victims

Hyderabad: The district authorities have decided to approach Jamia Nizamia, South India’s famous Islamic university, to find out how to disburse the compensation amount to four victims of the recent bomb blasts since the entire family was wiped out. The problem has arisen with some family members besides the victims’ sisters coming forward to claim the amount, it is said.

In order to avoid legal complications the authorities now want to disburse the amount as per the Muslim Personal Law, said Hyderabad Collector R.V. Chandravadan.

He told The Hindu that those who approached on behalf of the victims were aware that cheques were being issued in the name of the deceased.

The trouble arose when they tried to encash them in their names.

“It is wrong to say that the cheques bounced. There is enough money with the Government,” Mr. Chandravadan said.

Appointment letters

Meanwhile, the district authorities will issue appointment letters on Monday to the next of kin of five persons who died in the Mecca Masjid blast.

Four are being appointed as office subordinates and one as junior assistant.

This is for the first time that within 100 days of the incident compassionate appointment is being given, Mr. Chandravadan said.

He said if any earning members had died in the twin blasts the next of kin would also be given Government jobs in accordance with their eligibility.

He urged the families of the victims to approach him.

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