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A top Tamil Nadu-based advocacy group had demanded that there should be “zero tolerance to violence by uniformed services” in the State. The demand came following a recent Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) order which recognized the version of 15 members of the Irula community, who it said were falsely implicated in acts of molestation, assault, torture and unlawful detention about ten years ago by then Inspector of Police, Thirukovilur, R Srinivasan, along with four other policemen.

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People’s Watch, a Madurai-based Human Rights Organisation, has welcomed the Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) order that recommended the State government to pay compensation of ₹ 5 lakh each to 15 victims in an alleged case of rape of four women by four policemen attached to the Tirukoilur station in November 2011. The SHRC has also recommended departmental action be taken against the four policemen.

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People’s Watch has the greatest pleasure to welcome and acknowledge the Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) for its order dated 21.12.2021 upholding the version of victims Lakshmi, Rathika, Vaigeswari and Karthika, members of the Irular community, about acts of molestation, assault, torture, unlawful detention and false implication in theft cases that was made out totally against 15 victims by the then Inspector of Police, Thirukovilur, R Srinivasan, along with four other policemen.

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காவல் வன்முறையால் பாதிப்புற்ற பழங்குடி இருளர் சமுகப் பெண்களின் வழக்குமூலங்களை அடிப்படையாக வைத்து மாநில மனித உரிமை ஆணையம் 21.12.2021 அன்று அளித்துள்ள உத்தரவை, மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகம் வரவேற்றுப் பாராட்டுகிறது. கடலூர் மாவட்டம், திருக்கோவிலூர் காவல் நிலையத்தைச் சேர்ந்த காவல் ஆய்வாளர் சீனிவாசன், மற்றும் நான்கு காவலர்கள் மீது பாதிப்புற்ற பழங்குடி இருளர் சமூகப் பெண்கள் லட்சுமி, இராதிகா, வைகேஸ்வரி, கார்த்திகா ஆகியோர் புகார் அளித்திருந்தனர். அதில் காவலர்களின் துன்புறுத்தல், தாக்குதல், சித்திரவதை, சட்ட விரோதக் காவல், திருடியதாகப் பொய் வழக்கு என்பன பற்றி விரிவாகக் குறிப்பிட்டிருந்தனர். 

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பத்திரிகைச் செய்தி
மாநில மனித உரிமை ஆணையத்தின் உத்தரவை மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகம் 
மகிழ்வுடன் வரவேற்கிறது. காவல் துறையின் பணி வன்முறையற்றதாக இருக்கக் கோருகிறது.

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Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission's order on Case No. 9141 of 2011 dated 21.12.2021 

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22.12.2021

PRESS RELEASE

People’s Watch welcomes the order of the SHRC and appeals for zero tolerance to violence by uniformed services

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The October 21 directive warns of action against private organisations if they use the words ‘human rights’ in their name or display them on vehicles.

Tamil Nadu DGP C Sylendra Babu has drawn the ire of human rights organisations over his October 21 order warning of legal action against private organisations if they use the words “human rights” in their name or display them on vehicles.

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Demand the immediate closure of the Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi

Members of People’s Watch who were present at the spot said that Chief Minister’s inaction during the 100 day protest and his gross negligence during the rally resulted in the loss of several lives and left many others grievously injured.

The organisation demanded the immediate closure of the Sterlite Copper plant and sought an enquiry by the National Human Rights Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission.

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