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Anti-Sterlite People’s Movement had participated in the open hearing organised by the NHRC, and sought a review of its inquiry into the Thoothukudi firing that killed 13 people in May 2018, says activist Fatima Babu

Faith cannot be reposed entirely on the investigation into Thoothukudi firing to provide justice, according to anti-Sterlite activist Fatima Babu.

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Commission’s chief says he will consider rights activist’s review petition

The full bench of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday said it would consider a review petition seeking to reopen its suo motu proceedings into the police firing incident in Thoothukudi on May 22, 2018 in which 13 persons were killed. They were protesting against the Sterlite copper smelting plant in the district.

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People’s Watch, a human rights organisation, in its new report, “A Year After Thoothukudi Burned”, has said it is "surprised" by the silence of the National Human Rights Commission, the CBI and the Justice Aruna Jagadeesan Commission of inquiry over the police firing on peaceful protestors in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, "brutally" killing 11.

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‘Why are the police asking irrelevant questions?’: Disquiet grows over missing Sterlite activist

RS Mugilan disappeared last month after publicly accusing top police officials of colluding with Sterlite to ‘orchestrate violence’ during the Thoothukudi stir.

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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 the social media
websites and platforms which allegedly portrays her in a compromising position with her
colleague Mr. Raja, who is also associated with the anti-Sterlite movement.

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Chennai: The Madras high court on Friday directed the Egmore police to file a status report on the action taken pursuant to a complaint seeking to trace anti-Sterlite activist Mugilan, who has been allegedly missing since February 15.

A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Nirmal Kumar passed the interim order on the habeas corpus petition moved by human rights activist Henri Tiphange seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu police to trace and produce the anti-Sterlite activist.

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