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People's Watch, a Madurai based NGO, has condemned the violence in Vedaranyam and demanded the invoking of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 2018. The violence has resulted in the defacement of Ambedkar's statue on August 25.

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‘Body cremated against wish of family to prevent re-postmortem’

People’s Watch, a human rights monitoring organisation, has accused top police officials of Madurai city of having conspired to hide evidence in more than one way in the custodial death of an autorickshaw driver A. Manikandan, reported on June 29.

Its Executive Director, Henry Tiphagne, said that after the death of a boy, Muthu Karthik, under S.S. Colony police custody in January, Manikandan’s death under Karimedu police custody was the second one in the city in less than six months.

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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.

‘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.

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Many of the victims of police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi last May have not been adequately compensated, People’s Watch, a human rights organisation, has said.

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Prosecution says a record number of 148 witnesses were examined in five days

The Madras High Court on Monday granted the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) time till March 18 to trace the anti-Sterlite activist T. Mugilan alias Shanmugam. The time was granted at the instance of the prosecution which claimed to have examined 148 witnesses so far.

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He is said to have gone missing after a press meet on the Thoothukudi firing
Human Rights Defenders Alert - India (HRDA), an organisation that works to defend human rights activists facing threats, has appealed to the Chennai Police Commissioner to take immediate steps to trace environmental activist R.S. Mugilan, who is said to have been missing since Friday.

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Demands High Court-monitored investigation

Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch has decided to form a high-level committee comprising eminent women from civil society to conduct an enquiry into the Pollachi sexual abuse case.

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