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Political outfits including the Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Kootamaippu, the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and the May 17 Movement took out a procession and held an agitation in the city on Thursday condemning the killing of 12 protesters in Thoothukudi.

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Shows govt.’s neglect of tribals: activist

The body of C. Kamaraj, the woodcutter who was reportedly killed in an encounter by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department officials in Kadapa district early this month on suspicion of being a red sanders smuggler, was tied to poles and carried for five kilometres to his house in Jawadu Hills, here on Tuesday morning.

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Executive Director of People’s Watch Henri Tiphagne submitted a memorandum to the Collector seeking ‘non-interference by the police’ during a public hearing by the NGT panel on Sunday.

Citing a number of previous incidents following the May anti-Sterlite agitation, he sought the support of the Collector and asked for appointment of Executive Magistrates to ensure that the police do not interfere with rights of activists and others who wish to visit villages, mobilise people and transport them in vehicles to the meeting venue of the NGT committee.




The ninth annual report of the Secretary-General details the level of retaliation against human rights defenders on a country-by-country basis, including allegations of killing, torture, arbitrary arrests, and public stigmatisation campaigns, which also target victims of rights abuse. 

India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an “alarming” level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues.

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தமிழக மக்கள் தங்கள் வாழ்நாளில் மறந்திடாத பெருந்துயரச் சம்பவம் தூத்துக்குடி துப்பாக்கிச் சூடு. உயிர் நீத்தவர்களின் உடல்கள் ஒவ்வொன்றாக அவர்களது உறவினர்களிடம் வழங்கப்பட்டு புதைக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றன. 

'இருள் சூழ்ந்த பள்ளத்தாக்கில் 
நடக்கநேர்ந்தாலும்
தீமையானதற்கு அஞ்சேன்!'

- தூத்துக்குடி துப்பாக்கிச் சூடு காவு வாங்கிய ஸ்னோலின் உடலின் முன் படிக்கப்பட்ட சங்கீத வசனங்கள் இவை. நேற்று அவர் அடக்கம் செய்யப்பட்டார். அதற்கு முன்தினம் தமிழரசனின் உடல் அடக்கம் செய்யப்பட்டது.

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TUTICORIN: Besides the manner in which the police fired at the anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin on May 22 and 23, the Coordinating Committee for People’s Inquest has found fault with the entire issue from the clamping of the prohobitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in select areas in the city on May 21.

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NHRC team to begin investigation on Sunday

Forum to conduct public hearing on police firing today.

The National Human Rights Commission’s fact-finding team is expected to start on Sunday its probe into the killing of 13 persons in the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest that turned violent in Thoothukudi on May 22. 

The fact-finding team, comprising a Senior Superintendent of Police, three Deputy Superintendents of Police and an Inspector, is likely to land here on Saturday evening and commence its probe on Sunday.

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