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The Human Rights Defenders Alert-India (HRDA) has moved the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) on June 21, 2018 against the arbitrary arrests of Mr. Piyush Manush, Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan and Ms. M Valarmathi in Salem, Tamil Nadu. The alleged perpetrators are Mr. Mari, the Village Administrative Officer of Thimbipadi area and the police personnel of Omalur police station. As per the sources, Mr. Piyush, Mr. Mansoor and Ms. Valarmathi were arrested on July 17, 18 and 19 respectively. Mr. Piyush was picked up by Salem Police on the highway while Ms. Valarmathi was arrested on July 19 while she was visiting the villagers in Salem.

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