PUHR, Tamilnadu Chapter Organiser Prof. A. Marx issued a Press Release on September 16, 2011:
A Fact Finding Team comprising of civil rights activists from Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will visit Paramakudi, 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.
G. Sugumaran, Federation for People’s Rights, Puducherry.
G. Metelon George, NCHRO, Kerala.
Karthic Navyan, Advocate, Andhra Pradesh.
Prof. Ramesh, NCHRO, Karnataka.
Adv. Rajni, PUHR, Madurai.
Kutti Revathi, Poet, Chennai.
M. Sivagurunathan, PUHR, Thiruvarur.
Adv. A. Mohammed Yousuf, NCHRO, Madurai.
B.S.Hameed, SDPI, Madurai.
Adv. Thai. Kandasamy, Dalit Cultural Academy, Thiruthuraipoonti
Ravi, PUHR, Kalpakkam.
The team will visit the places on 18th & 19th 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 on 20th September at Madurai.