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5 Jul 2019 Press Statement : How long will Tamil Nadu remain a silent spectator to honour killings ? Now between two dalit sub castes ? People’s Watch appeals to the Cm and Leader of the Opposition to jointly act Press Releases Madurai

People Watch condemns the ‘honour killing’ of Solairaj and Jothi belonging to Parayar and Pallar ‘sub-castes’ of the Scheduled Caste communities in Tamil Nadu, taken place ironically in the Samathuvapuram ( Equality village) at Keelurpuram in Villathikulam, Tuticorin...

#HonourKilling, #CasteDisrimination, #HenriTiphagne, #PWPressRelease, #PressRelease
2 Jul 2019 PRESS STATEMENT : People’s Watch condemns continuous custodial deaths arising of custodial torture in police stations in Madurai City Press Releases Madurai, Tamil Nadu

People Watch condemns the continuous occurrence of custodial deaths arising out of brutal, unquestioned, police torture within the jurisdiction of the Madurai Police Commissionerate, headed by an officer of the rank of an Inspector General of Police assisted by...

#CustodialDeath, #PoliceTorture, #CustodialDeathMadurai, #PeoplesWatch, #HenriTiphagne, #Manikandan
14 Jun 2019 CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders Press Releases Madurai

14.06.19 Press Statement CSOs, HRDs welcome NHRC meeting with civil society, human rights defenders New Delhi, June 14 - Civil society groups and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) from across...

#NHRC, #HRD, #HumanRightsDefender, #NationalHumanRightsCommission, #PressRelease, #CSO, #HRDA
23 Feb 2019 People’s Watch - Urgent Appeal for Action – Tamil Nadu - Missing of environmental rights activist Mr. Mugilan Press Releases Madurai

We are writing to express our grave concern over the missing of environmental rights defender Mr. Mugilan from Chennai after he addressed a press conference where he alleged the role of police officials in Thoothukudi police firing.

#PeoplesWatch, #HRD, #HumanRightsDefender, #HumanRightsDefenderMugilan, #EnvironmentActivist, #HRDMugilan
22 Dec 2018 People’s Watch calls for retaining ‘heritage buildings’ of Rajaji Hospital built in 1842 Press Releases Madurai

People’s Watch demands that the Government of Tamil Nadu ensures no demolition of the heritage building of the Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai that has been originally built in the year 1842 as Erskines Hospital. We are made to understand...

#PeoplesWatch, #GovtHospital, #GovtRajaiHospital, #GovernmentRajajiHospital, #GovtHospitalMadurai, #JICA, #HeritageBuilding, #RajajiHospital
22 Nov 2018 Condemning the malicious act of circulating manipulated video of Prof. Fathima Babu Press Releases Madurai

Condemning the malicious act of circulating manipulated video of Prof. Fathima Babu We are expressing our strong condemnation over the manipulated video of Prof. Fathima Babu, convenor of anti-Sterlite coalition that has been circulated since yesterday in...

#FatimaBabu, #AntiSterlite, #Thoothukudi
21 Jun 2018 People’s Watch condemns arrest of lawyer and human rights defender S. Vanchinathan and fears use of Preventive Detention law being used Press Releases Madurai, Tamil Nadu

People’s Watch condemns the midnight arrest of Mr. S. Vanchinathan, Advocate, Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court and State organizer of the Human Rights Protection Council as well as one of the Members of the Save MKU Movement...

#Vanchinathan, #Advocate, #Arrest, #HumanRightsDefender, #SaveMKU, #HumanRightsProtectionCouncil, #AntiSterliteMovement, #ThoothukudiPoliceFiring
21 Jun 2018 HRDA moves NHRC against the arbitrary arrests of three environmental activists Press Releases Madurai, Tamil Nadu

The Human Rights Defenders Alert-India (HRDA) has moved the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) on June 21, 2018 against the arbitrary arrests of Mr. Piyush Manush, Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan and Ms. M Valarmathi in Salem, Tamil Nadu. The...

#Human Rights Defenders Alert-India, #HRDA, #HumanRightsDefender, #Environment, #PiyushManush, #MansoorAliKhan, #Valarmathi, #HenriTiphagne
22 May 2018 People’s Watch calls for the order of immediate closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant No. 1 and for the stoppage of construction at the Copper Smelter Plant No.2, by the Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy Press Releases Madurai, Tamilnadu

People’s Watch calls for the order of immediate closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant No. 1 and for the stoppage of construction at the Copper Smelter Plant No.2, by the Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy. People’s Watch would...

#SterliteProtests, #PoliceFiring, #PoliceExcess, #StreliteStuggle, #ShootingonSterliteProtestors, #SterliteKillings, #PeoplesWatch
4 May 2018 Reject death penalty for child rape cases, focus on ending impunity for sexual violence Press Releases

(New Delhi, Paris) The Indian Parliament should reject a Cabinet ordinance that would introduce the death penalty for cases of rape of girls under the age of 12, FIDH and its member organizations People’s Watch and Commonwealth Human Rights...

#PressRelease, #DeathPenalty, #SexualAssault, #Rape, #Children, #Judiciary, #Justice, #ChildRights, #Legal


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