Tamil Nadu

NHRC issues notice

Cites ‘serious violation of human rights’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, the DGP and the Superintendent of Police, Tirupur over alleged police excess while dispersing a group of protesters who were agitating against the opening of a liquor shop in Tirupur district.

“Reportedly, the police started indiscriminately beating them with sticks due to which more than 20 persons were seriously injured on April 11, 2017. A police officer also slapped a woman and hit another one while chasing them,” the Commission stated in a release. “It appears that the police had taken the law into their hands by exceeding their power in resorting to indiscriminate beating of the protesters,” the Commission observed, adding, “The police action is nothing but a serious violation of human rights and that too rights guaranteed to women for their self-respect.”

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