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15.02.2018

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Opinion of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arrest and detention of Mr. Thirumurgan Gandhi in Tamil Nadu




Madurai: Denying allegations that non-official visitors (people appointed to listen to prisoners' grievances) were not appointed in central and women prisons in Tamil Nadu, state's additional director general of police (ADGP) (prisons) C Sylendran Babu said that except some, they have been appointed in other prisons in the state.




Lawyer was arrested by ‘Q’ Branch wing of Tamil Nadu police; rights activists express concern over delay in hearing of bail plea

The arrest of advocate A. Murugan under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in January 2017 and his prolonged detention since then have been a travesty of justice, a group of human rights activists belonging to different organisations, who spoke to the media here on Saturday, alleged.

The activists also raised concern over inordinate delay in disposing of the advocate’s bail petitions.




டுமலை சங்கர் கொலை வழக்கில் திருப்பூர் வன்கொடுமை சிறப்பு நீதிமன்றம் வழங்கிய மரண தண்டனைக்கான தீர்ப்பை மனித உரிமை ஆர்வலர்கள் பலரும் எதிர்த்து வருகின்றனர். 




Trichy: At a time when the city is boasting of an open defecation free (ODF) tag and gearing up for Swachh Survekshan 2018, a study conducted by an environmental NGO here has shown that open defecation is the norm in 137 locations spread across 38 wards in the city, that is over 50 per cent of the wards. In a severe blow to the Trichy Corporation which has often been portrayed as the cleanest city in the state after coming in the top 10 for two consecutive years till 2016, the study found that people in about 22 wards had no proper access to public toilets.




TIRUNELVELI: Registering more cases does not ensure justice for victims of usury. "Not only the police, but also the judiciary have an important role in ensuring that usury victims get justice. There is almost nil support from the judiciary and district legal services authority in protecting witnesses," alleges human rights activist Henri Tiphagne of People's Watch



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