Staff Reporter

KARUR: Legal and Human Rights Cells affiliated to District Congress Committees would be reinvigorated and rejuvenated all over the State to reach out to the common man and make the presence of the party felt, according to Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Legal and Human Rights Cell, M. Muthusamy.

Addressing the media here on Saturday, Mr. Muthusamy said that the aim was to sensitise the common man, the poor and the needy to the various Central government welfare schemes such as National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Right to Information Act, Central government grant to women Self Help Groups, besides the various schemes being implemented through the State government. By doing so, Mr. Muthusamy said that the Cells would be assisting the grassroots-level building of the party as desired by the general secretary, Rahul Gandhi.

Mr. Muthusamy also said that this Cell would demand a Bench of the Supreme Court in Chennai, besides seeking the implementation of Tamil as court language in the Madras High Court. On the Noyyal pollution issue, Mr. Muthusamy demanded that the Supreme Court directives on compensation to the affected should be given effect to. He was also critical of the erratic power supply in the State saying that the precarious situation was straining the industrial and domestic consumers alike.

Coming down heavily on sand mining, Mr. Muthusamy demanded an immediate end to all sorts of sand mining that were depleting the rivers and natural water sources besides seeking promotion of alternative to sand in construction industry.

District Congress Committee President Bank Subramanian, District Legal and Human Rights Cell convener V. Saravana Kumar and others were present.