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Madurai: People’s Watch, a human rights NGO has released a report titled, “A year after Thoothukudi Burned’ on Monday, which has recommended to the government various aspects relating to investigation, compensation to victims and legal help. The report comes ahead of the first anniversary of the police firing at anti-Sterlite protestors, in which 13 people were killed. Stating that it is unfortunate that despite one year no one has been held accountable for what happened in Tuticorin on May 22
‘Proceedings initiated against 100 people who protested against Sterlite’
The Thoothukudi district administration and the police have initiated proceedings against at least 100 people who took part in the protests against Sterlite Copper, said People’s Watch, a human rights organisation, in Madurai on Monday.
Human rights activists, who voiced their support for families of victims of those killed and injured during the anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi on May 22 last year, have been humiliated by the district administration and Police, Henri Tiphagne, executive director of ‘People’s Watch’, a Madurai based human rights organisation, said.
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.
Two days after 25 remand prisoners staged an agitation at Madurai Central Prison, a public interest litigation petition filed at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday sought constitution of a fact-finding team to probe the incident.
The petitioner, Aseervatham of Madurai, sought a probe into the incident by a fact-finding team comprising a Chief Judicial Magistrate and two advocate commissioners to find out the reasons for the agitation.