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Human rights body People’s Watch (PW) , a Madurai based NGO, has pressed for proper use of the Scheduled Case and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 2018, in the violence between the thevars and dalits at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district on August 25.

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MADURAI: People’s Watch, a human rights organisation based in Madurai, has demanded a CB-CID inquiry into the death of autorickshaw driver A Manikandan, who died in police custody, on Saturday morning. The Karimedu police arrested Manikandan on Friday evening for creating a ruckus and he was rearrested the same night for attacking a man.

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CHENNAI: The CB-CID police probing the anti-Sterlite activist R S Mugilan missing case on Thursday informed the Madras high court that they have got “important lead” in the case.

Additional public prosecutor R Prathap Kumar made the submission before a division bench of Justice M M Sundaresh and M Nirmal Kumar while producing the status report of the probe in a sealed cover.

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Tuticorin: A year after 13 anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin were killed in police firing, civil rights activists have accused the government of doing little other than providing Rs 20 lakh compensation and a bottom rung government job to the victims’ kin. Not one government official has been held accountable so far for the incident and the government’s disinterest in providing rehabilitation to the devastated families is appalling, say activists.

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Tuticorin: The state government, whose police fired at the protesters in Tuticorin killing 13 people one year ago, seems to believe that parameters of justice is providing Rs20 lakh compensation and a bottom rung government job to the victims’ kin. While no single government official has been held accountable so far, the government’s disinterest in providing rehabilitation to the devastated families is appalling, say activists.

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Human rights activist and executive director of People’s Watch Henry Tiphagne, who was also in Tuticorin on Tuesday, told TOI that there was total violation of human rights in the police firing. He alleged that the people who shot at people were not in police uniform and that no formal procedure was followed before the firing.

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