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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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Top lawyers and civil society activists have also alleged that the Centre is being vindictive against Indira Jaising and Anand Grover for being vocal critics of the Modi government.

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked a progress report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on its inquiry against the Lawyers Collective – an NGO founded by senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover.

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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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ஸ்டெர்லைட் துப்பாக்கிச் சூடு சம்பவம் தேசிய மனித உரிமை ஆணையம் மீண்டும் விசாரிக்க கோரிக்கை

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Henri Tiphagne, executive director of People’s Watch, has blamed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for giving a silent burial to the
case relating to the anti-Sterlite protest in May 2018 in which 13 people were killed in police firing.

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Demand the immediate closure of the Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi

Members of People’s Watch who were present at the spot said that Chief Minister’s inaction during the 100 day protest and his gross negligence during the rally resulted in the loss of several lives and left many others grievously injured.

The organisation demanded the immediate closure of the Sterlite Copper plant and sought an enquiry by the National Human Rights Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission.

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An NGO Report on the Compliance with the Paris Principles by the National Human Rights Commission of India.
Submitted to the International Coordination Committee on National Human Rights Institutions on the 22nd of January 2011 by the All India Network of NGOs and Individuals working with National and State Human Rights Institutions (AiNNI)


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