Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to families of deceased in Mangaluru protests
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives in Mangaluru during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

"We will pay a cheque of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives in Mangaluru during protests against the new citizenship law," said Banerjee at a public rally here.

Chief Minister Banerjee said that she would tell all the students to continue their protest against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in a democratic way.

"I will tell all the students to continue their protest for their democratic rights, in a democratic way," she said.

The West Bengal Chief Minister also took out a protest march with a huge gathering from Rajabazar to Mallick Baazar here against the CAA and the NRC.

"I know students are being threatened. I urge you to be together, to be united," she asserted.

"I stopped NPR (National Population Register) because they ask for the certificates ... On December 30, I will do a rally in Purulia," she said.

Chief Minister Banerjee also said that on December 29 she will visit Jharkhand as she has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren.

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