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Police atrocities :Peringamala Panchayat

CHRO fact-finding report on police atrocities against Muslims minority in Peringamala Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram District.

CHRO fact-finding report on police atrocities against Muslims minority in Peringamala Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram District.

The Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (CHRO) instituted a Fact-Finding Team to look into complaints of massive police atrocities unleashed in Peringamala Panchayat, Nedumangad Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram District, following the twin "Hartals" of December 6 and 10, 2001. The team members who visited the area on December 21, 2001, are :
1) Mukundan C. Menon (Secretary General, CHRO)
2) Dr. Sunil (Research Scholar, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram)
3) S. Sanjeev (Rights activist, Thiruvananthapuram)
4) A. S. Ajith Kumar (Dalit Human Rights activist, Thiruvananthapuram)
5) K. S. Srijith Kumar (Freelance Journalist, Thiruvananthapuram).

Leading respondents who provided valuable information for this report are:
1) Vijayan, Sub-Inspector, Palode Police Station
2) Shamsuddin, local leader of Kerala Congress-M (belonging to ruling UDF)
3) P. Kamaruddin, Thiruvananthapuram Rural District Secretary, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) (ruling UDF)
4) S.A. Rasheed, Panchayat Member, Peringamala, and CPI-M leader (opposition LDF)
5) Sainuddin Abdin, Local Committee Member, CPI-M (opposition LDF)
6) Ms. Sabbala Beevi, Housewife
7) Jalaluddin Haji, Vice-President, Thaikkavu Masjid, Peringamala
8) Sathar, President, Joint Jamat Committee President.