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People's Inquest on Tuticorin Police firing - Interim report
People's Inquest on Tuticorin Police firing - Interim report

A coalition of civil society organisations in Tamil Nadu titled, ‘Coordinating Committee for People’s Inquest into Thoothukudi Police Firing’ organised a People’s Inquest (PI) on June 2-3, 2018 at Thoothukudi and its suburbs, into the targeted killings, arbitrary detentions and torture on May 22, 2018 and thereafter, in Thoothukudi. As per the latest records, 15 protestors were killed and more than a hundred severely injured in protests against the Sterlite Copper plant. May 22, 2018, marked the 100th day of protests against the Sterlite Copper plant. 

The PI team composed of: 

  1. Justice (Retd.) B.G. Kolse Patil, Former Judge, Bombay High Court 
  2. Justice (Retd.) Hariparanthaman, Former Judge, Madras High Court 
  3. Mr. M.G. Devasahayam IAS (Retd.) Former Chief Secretary Haryana
  4. Mr. Christudoss Gandhi IAS (Retd.), Former Additional Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu
  5. Mr. Kamal Kumar IPS (Retd.), Former Director, National Police Academy, Hyderabad
  6. Mr. R.B.S. Sreekumar IPS (Retd.) Former Director General of Police, Gujarat
  7. Mr. Jacob Punnose IPS (Retd.) Former Director General of Police, Kerala & Special Rapporteur NHRC
  8. Prof. Dr. K. Mathiharan, Forensic medicine expert & formerly with University of Malaya, Malaysia   
  9. Ms. Geetha Ramaseshan, Advocate, Madras High Court
  10. Dr. Usha Ramanathan, Legal Researcher, New Delhi
  11. Ms. Maja Daruwala, Senior Advisor – Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi  
  12. Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran, Director – Council for Social Development, Hyderabad
  13. Prof. Shiv Visvanathan, Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 
  14. Ms. Pamela Philipose, Senior Journalist, New Delhi 
  15. Mr. Amit Sengupta, Senior Journalist, New Delhi
  16. Ms. Kavitha Muralidharan, Journalist, Chennai
  17. Dr. Savior Suresh, Forensic Medicine Expert, Chennai
  18. Dr. V.A. Ramesh Nathan, Advocate & General Secretary – National Dalit Movement for Justice, New Delhi 
  19. Mr. Tom Thomas, Convenor – Corporate Responsibility Watch
  20. Ms. Kavitha Gajendran, Social Activist, Chennai
  21. Dr. T.M.N. Deepak Nathan, President – December 3 Movement
  22. Mr. T. Peter, National Fishworkers Forum, Trivandrum
  23. Mr. Jasaiah Joseph, National Fishworkers Forum, Kanyakumari



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