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India to Pay $160M to Victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots


India has announced plans to pay an additional $160 million to victims of a 1984 anti-Sikh riot, in which more than 3,000 Sikhs were killed.

The Indian government said Thursday the families of those killed will receive a total of nearly $7,800, while those injured in the riots will receive a total of $2,800.

The decision to increase the funds given to riot victims came after a report released in August said some Congress party leaders may have helped incite the riots.

The riots were sparked by the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, by Sikh members of her security team.

Victims and their families say the compensation is not enough, and have demanded any politician who helped incite the riot be brought to justice.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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