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11 July Mumbai-Bomb Blast. 416 suffering for Financial Compensation, Medical Help, Hearing Aids, Hearing Surgeries, Artificial Limbs. 187 Dead – 890 Injured Story of Humiliation, Suffering & Apathy. Dr. KIRIT SOMAIYA, Ex-Member of Parliament, BJP National Executive Member 9 JULY’ 2007.

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11 july mumbai bomb blast

11 July Mumbai-Bomb Blast

416 suffering for Financial Compensation, Medical Help, Hearing Aids, Hearing Surgeries, Artificial Limbs...

187 Dead – 890 Injured

Story of Humiliation, Suffering & Apathy

Dr. KIRIT SOMAIYA,

Ex-Member of Parliament, BJP National Executive Member

9 JULY’ 2007

7 11 mumbai bomb blast status of action relief rehab treatment
7/11 Mumbai Bomb Blast – Status of Action – Relief – Rehab - Treatment
  • 1 year over – shattered 1077 families.
  • Struggle for relief & rehabilitation …continues
  • Red-tapism, Apathy…. goes on…
  • Commitments of Relief, Rehabilitation, Medicine yet to complete.
  • Government refused hearing aids / surgeries / artificial limbs / medical treatment.
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Action – Relief– Rehab–Treatment…

  • Ex-gratia compensation (immediate relief) yet to be completed.
  • State govt. paid to 884 while Railway 1058.
  • Railway Claim Tribunal only 174 Claims / Payment completed.
  • Compensation was taxable (33%) Exemption G.R. came in June 2007
action relief rehab treatment
Action – Relief– Rehab–Treatment…
  • Hamal, Helper, Peon Jobs offered to Professionals, Educated
  • Only 44 could got appointments / job.
  • 225 victims taking treatment on their own
  • Appeal, Mumbaikar-Govt come forward- complete the requirement to give victim ‘New Life’
the biggest tragedy in mumbai
The biggest tragedy in Mumbai
  • Biggest terrorists attack
  • 7 blasts in 10 minutes
  • 1077 victims
  • 187 deaths
  • 890 injured
status of railway claim tribunal
Status of Railway Claim Tribunal
  • Special Bench announced in Aug’ 2006
  • Special Bench formed in Dec’ 2006
  • Only 5 Sitting till now
  • 515 Claims filed in all
  • 164 Death cases Disposed
  • 339 Injured claims filed, of which 10 Disposed
  • Others not able to file claims due to apathy, non-cooperation, harassments.
compassionate jobs in railway
Compassionate Jobs in Railway
  • ‘Majak’ with family of Dead-victim
  • Railway offering jobs in ‘D’ Grade only
  • Jobs offered Helper, Hamal, Peon…
  • Post graduate, professionals, widows offered jobs as Helper - Peon
  • Irritating inhuman behaviour
  • Of 235 Eligible – Only 118 applied & 44 joined
  • Victims lost hand, leg were refused as they “lost 65% of limb instead of 70%”
  • Victims/families eligible are sufferer of red-tapism
ex gratia compensation paid
Ex-gratia compensation paid

Mumbai Police has officially declared the list of

dead – 187 and Injured – 890 Total - 1077

apathy red tapism an example thane collectorate after intimating could not pay due to lack of fund
Apathy & Red-tapism - An exampleThane Collectorate after intimating could not pay ‘Due to lack of Fund’
apathy of system
Apathy of system
  • Apathy of system is evident from the incident
  • Hon’ble President sent donation of Rs.25 lacs from Rashtrapati Bhavan for the medical treatment of the hearing loss of the Blast victims.
  • The cheque was sent to Govt./BMC Hospital.
  • The same was returned to Rashtrapati Bhavan with observation, “There is no need of such help”.
study analysis of 100 grievances
Study – Analysis of 100 Grievances…
  • Yuvak Pratishthan study & analysed grievances of 100 victims (sample)
  • 6 cases – Railway paid Rs.50,000 as Major Injury, State refused- “you were not in that train blast”
  • 12 cases – Railway paid Rs.50,000 each for Major Injury. State Govt. declared it Minor Injury & sanctioned Rs.5,000
railway accept major injury paid rs 50 000 compensation state govt refused to pay compensation
·  Railway Accept Major Injury – paid Rs.50,000 compensation·     State Govt. refused to pay compensation
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·        Railway Accept Major Injury – paid Rs.50,000 compensation·        State Govt. says Minor Injury – paid Rs.5,000 compensation
state govt affidavit to nhrc response commitment
State Govt. Affidavit to NHRC…Response & Commitment
  • As per the mutual decision, medical bills are being reimbursed by the Western Railways
  • Collectors of Mumbai City, Suburban District & Thane have been advised to collect copies of FIR from the Police Department (ATS) and provide to the persons requiring it.
  • As was decided with the WR, Railways have made the reimbursement of medical bills.
  • State Govt. has already made the payment to 502 person receiving grievous injuries as on 10 Oct. 2006
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State Govt. Affidavit to NHRC…Response & Commitment
  • State Govt. has so far made payments to 132 persons receiving minor injuries as on 10 Oct. 2006
  • Public Health Department directed all the hospitals, both Government & Private, not to collect payment from the patinets for medical treatment.
  • Govt. of Maharasthra is periodically monitoring the status of disbursement of payment to the private hospitals and expediting the matter.
  • Hearing aids can be made available to the patients when demanded
maharashtra state human rights commission responses notices issued
Maharashtra State Human Rights CommissionResponses & Notices issued..
  • Filed petition with Maharasthra State Human Rights Commission
  • Notices issued to Principal Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation Dept., GoM
  • Directing them to submit all the detail information on affidavit regarding
    • total number of victims identified
    • Compensation paid to them till date
    • Medical aid, monetary compensation & their rehabilitation
we urge
We Urge…
  • Early process of claim settlement
  • Daily hearing of Railway Claim Tribunal Bench
  • Special Team to attend & give Medical Help
  • Special Cell to attend Job applications
  • State govt. to disburse compensation for remaining 200 victims
  • Healing Touch to Defeat Intention of Terrorism
  • Fulfillment of commitment before 11 July 07
  • Justice
  • Complete rehabilitation of victims
action plan suggested
Action Plan Suggested…
  • Amend guideline and provide artificial limbs, hearing aids, etc.
  • All medical expenses be reimbursed
  • Directives be issued to complete payment of ex-gratia immediately
  • Proper job of ‘C’ or ‘D’ Grade as per qualification and need of the person - amend directives
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Action Plan Suggested…
  • Railway Claims Dept. should be asked to approach each and every affected family and get claim filed.
  • Number of victims differs from Department to Department, Ministry to Ministry and Government to Government. One final list of 1077 prepared by Police/Railway should be treated as the base list.
  • All the concerned Departments be asked to provide legally eligible help to minimum 1077 families.
  • A Coordination Committee under the Chairmanship of Additional General Manager, Western Railway, Rehabilitation Secretary, Police Commissioner & Petitioner
  • Publication of weekly Progress Report.
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