The tragic incident that shook Thoothukudi on May 22, 2018 claiming lives of 16 persons will be completing one-year, next week. Hence, we will be releasing a status report on all aspects of the issue with a human rights angle. The report titled ‘A Year After Thoothukudi Burned’ will comprise of chapters on findings derived from interviews with families of the deceased & injured persons, progress made by Justice Aruna Jagadeesan Inquiry Commission, CBI Investigation, status of investigation made by National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights Commission, status of litigations in courts and tribunals, curtailment of fundamental freedoms and reprisals on human rights defenders in Thoothukudi, utilization of funds under Corporate Social Responsibility by Sterllite, and recommendations based on these findings.

The report will be released during the press meet to be held on 20.05.2019 at 11 AM in People’s Watch, Madurai. The report will be a submitted as a homage to those who lost their live and injured during the police firing. The press meet will be briefed by Advocate Henri Tiphagne.
We are enclosing the copy of the report to be released now.

The softcopy of the reports and all references mentioned in the report available at

(Report is also attached in this article)

Live streaming of the above mentioned press meet will be available at

Henri Tiphagne
Executive Director
People’s Watch

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