A Fact Finding Team comprising of civil rights activists from Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will visit Paramakkuti, Madurai and other places in Ramanathapuram and Madurai districts of Tamilnadu where seven dalits are killed in police firing on September 12. Though prohibitory order under section 144 is promulgated in this area, the Madras High Court Madurai bench has issued an order today to the Ramanathapuram district collector to consider favourably our letter seeking permission to visit the places.
The team members are:
Prof. A. Marx, People’s Union for Human Rights (PUHR) , Chennai
Ko. Sugumaran, Federation for People’s Rights, Puduchery
Reny Ayline, National Coordinator, NCHRO, Kerala
Karthic Navyan, Advocate, Andhra Pradesh
Prof. Ramesh, President, NCHRO, Karnataka
Adv. Rajni, PUHR, Madurai
Kutti Revathi, Poet, Chennai
M. Sivagurunathan, PUHR, Thiruvarur
Adv. A. Mohammed Yousuf, NCHRO, Madurai
Adv. Thai. Kandasamy, Dalit Cultural Academy, Thiruthuraipoonti
Ravi, PUHR, Kalpakkam
Er. Doraikannu, Neyveli
The team will visit the places on 19th and 20th Sept. And will meet the relatives of the victims as well the district officials. The Fact Finding Team’s report will be released to the press 21st Sept. at Madurai on 21st Sept.