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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 India have welcomed the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) revival of its dialogue with civil society and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs).

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Ask why the probe agency did not interrogate police officials

Rights activists have questioned why the CB-CID did not examine senior police officials, whose alleged complicity in the firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi was exposed by Mugilan hours before his mysterious disappearance.

Pointing out that over 200 people were examined by the investigating agency, the activist’s son Kaar Muhilan said all those questioned by the police were either his family’s friends or well-wishers.




Indian rights defender for solidarity among common people

Indian human rights defender Henri Tiphagne on Tuesday called for solidarity among common people across the world for the establishment of the dignity of human rights defenders.
The founder and executive director of Madurai-based rights organisation People’s Watch made the call in an interview with New Age on the sideline of a workshop on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Bangladesh’s review by the Committee Against Torture at a city hotel.

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முகிலனை மீட்கக்கோரி இன்று 15ம் தேதி மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகத்தில் விடுதலை ஒளியேந்தி டுவிட்டர் பிரச்சாரம் மதுரையில் நடந்தது.

 

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Mugilan went missing hours after a press meet in which he accused two senior police officers of playing an important role in the Thoothukudi open firing that took place on May 22.

Over two weeks since the anti-Sterlite activist Mugilan went missing, the Madras High Court has ordered the Crime Branch’s Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) police to file a status report.

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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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சுற்றுச்சூழல் ஆர்வலரான முகிலன் காணாமல் போனது தொடர்பாக எழும்பூர் போலீஸார் விசாரணை அறிக்கையை தாக்கல் செய்ய உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவிட்டுள்ளது.

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