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The Crime Branch-CID of the Tamil Nadu police on Saturday arrested five policemen and one Home Guard for their involvement in the death of Vignesh in custody here on April 19, police sources said.

Acting on the instructions of Director-General of Police (CB-CID) M. Shakeel Akhter, a special team interrogated the police personnel who were on duty on April 18 and 19 and took them into custody, sources in the investigating agency said.

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People’s Watch, a Madurai-based human rights organisation has condemned Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (TNCCI) statement
welcoming National Green Tribunal’s decision to set aside the State’s order to close Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi.

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Thoothukudi: Activists plan hunger strike after green tribunal allows Vedanta plant to re-open. Some have demanded that the government introduce a policy to permanently shut the Sterlite copper smelter, which they say is a major polluter in the district.

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Human Rights Defender Henri Tiphagne Selected to Win Civil Liberties Award. Tiphagne, the founder of the human rights organisation People’s Watch said, "The award is a boost for continuing the fight for dissent, democracy and human rights not only in the courts of law, but also on the streets."

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Award for Henri Tiphagne. Henri Tiphagne, founder and executive director of Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch, has been selected for the Nani A. Palkhiwala Award for Civil Liberties this year under the individuals category.

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Her family denied compensation under the Employees State Insurance. R Kamatchi, 35, died in a fateful industrial accident in a spinning mill in Rajapalayam taluk of Virudhunagar district in 2012. Her death has been covered up and turned into a natural death by her employer. Her family was denied due compensation under the Employees State Insurance (ESI) to which Kamatchi was subscribing. Her death was not even reported to the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH).

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பெண் தொழிலாளர்கள் பாதுகாப்பு குறித்து விசாரணை. நூற்பாலை மற்றும் ஆயத்த ஆடை நிறுவனத்தில் பணி புரியும் பெண் தொழிலாளர்களின் பாதுகாப்பு குறித்து மாநில அளவிலான பொது விசாரணை சென்னையில் நடந்தது 

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Over 1 lakh widows in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka live in the constant fear of sexual harassment, said a group of human rights activists, who have returned after visiting the island nation, on Monday.

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Sterlite protests: As CBI starts inquiry, families of 13 victims demand action against TN police. After authorities refuse to accept their complaints, ten eyewitnesses to police firing send their statements to agency via registered post.

 

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Police return passport to research scholar

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