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Chennai: In its inquiry report on the death by suicide of a minor girl in Ariyalur district in Tamil Nadu, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said it found many “glaring issues” which should be investigated by the authorities – including tampering of evidence – but remained largely silent on the allegations that the girl decided to end her life because she was forced to convert to Christianity.

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For ‘Rapid Decline’ in Civic Freedoms, India Added to CIVICUS Monitor’s 'Watchlist'

In its report, CIVICUS highlighted several developments that it saw as cause for concern. 

New Delhi: India has been added to a watchlist of countries that have seen a “rapid decline” in civic freedoms by an independent monitor, highlighting the drastic measures taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to silence critics of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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On December 19, 2019, 22 Muslims died in police firing, hundreds of dissenters were injured and property owned by Muslims was vandalised by the police.

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On December 19, 2019, 22 Muslims died in police firing, hundreds of dissenters were injured and property owned by Muslims was vandalised by the police. 

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New Delhi: The Madras high court on Monday directed the authorities concerned to drop all the cases registered against the protestors involved in the anti-Sterlite agitation in 2018, in which 13 persons were killed in alleged police firing, and ensure their future prospects.

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Though the voluntary community policing initiative has denied any involvement in the custodial torture of Jayaraj and Bennix, activists have sought its ban.




Inadequate government response exacerbated Cyclone Ockhi's impact in Tamil Nadu.

On November 29, 2017, more than 100 boats left for sea from Tamil Nadu’s Vallavilai fishing village before the state started issuing warnings to the fishermen community. Cyclone Ockhi hit coastal Tamil Nadu the next day, after having gestated for eight days at sea.





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