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Man goes missing on train, kin accuses Railway Police of inaction

When the family requested the officials to scan through CCTV footage to trace the man, they claimed the technical person was not available and the family was asked to wait.

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‘Why are the police asking irrelevant questions?’: Disquiet grows over missing Sterlite activist

RS Mugilan disappeared last month after publicly accusing top police officials of colluding with Sterlite to ‘orchestrate violence’ during the Thoothukudi stir.

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Award for Henri Tiphagne

Henri Tiphagne, founder and executive director of Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch, has been selected for the Nani A. Palkhiwala Award for Civil Liberties this year under the individuals category.

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நானி எ.பல்கிவாலா நினைவு விருது.. மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகம் புதிய சாதனை!

சென்னை: மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பத்தின் நிர்வாக இயக்குநரும் வழக்கறிஞருமான ஹென்றி திபேனுக்கு 16வது நானி எ.பல்கிவாலா நினைவு விருது வழங்கப்பட உள்ளது. தேசிய அளவில் மிக உயரிய மற்றும் பிரபலமான விருதுகளில் ஒன்றான 16-வது நானி எ.பல்கிவாலா விருது ஒவ்வொரு வருடமும் முக்கியமான சாதனையாளர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்படும். இந்த விருதானது இந்தாண்டு மதுரையைச் சேர்ந்த மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகத்தின் நிர்வாக இயக்குநரும் மூத்த வழக்கறிஞருமான திரு. ஹென்றி திபேனுக்கு வழங்கப்பட உள்ளது.

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Human Rights Defender Henri Tiphagne Selected to Win Civil Liberties Award

Tiphagne, the founder of the human rights organisation People’s Watch said, "The award is a boost for continuing the fight for dissent, democracy and human rights not only in the courts of law, but also on the streets."

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People’s Watch demands that the Government of Tamil Nadu ensures no demolition of the heritage building of the Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai that has been originally built in the year 1842 as Erskines Hospital. We are made to understand from very reliable sources that this demolition is being planned to relocate the proposed JICA supported new building which is to host an advanced operation theatre centre, an imaging department and an auditorium estimated to cost Rs. 1,181,979,000.

Chennai: The Madras high court on Friday directed the Egmore police to file a status report on the action taken pursuant to a complaint seeking to trace anti-Sterlite activist Mugilan, who has been allegedly missing since February 15.

A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Nirmal Kumar passed the interim order on the habeas corpus petition moved by human rights activist Henri Tiphange seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu police to trace and produce the anti-Sterlite activist.

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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.

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