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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.