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July 30, 2008 17:34 IST
The Centre has agreed to release a package for the kin of militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir [Images] during the past 18 years, an NGO has claimed.

"The central government will be sending a package for orphans of the slain militants. Scholarships and pension will be provided to them similar to the relief being provided to other orphans," Nirupama Kaul, chairperson of the All India Centre for Urban and Rural Development told media-persons in Srinagar [Images] on Wednesday.

Kaul claimed she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] on July 25 and presented a charter of demands to him on behalf of nearly one lakh families of militants killed in the troubled state.

"The prime minister assured me that the Centre would be sending a package for the orphans," she said.

The Union social welfare ministry is working out a package for J&K wherein about 1500 self-help groups will be provided soft loans to set up cottage industrial units, Kaul added.

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