Make probe report public: T’kudi firing victim’s mom

She said 14 protestors, who took part in the rally, were shot dead like sparrows and the commission in its report framed charges against 16 persons in connection with the violence. Her family and relatives were shedding tears of blood since Snowlin’s death, seeking justice.
Snowlin’s mother Vanitha talking to reporters in Madurai on Wednesday.
Snowlin’s mother Vanitha talking to reporters in Madurai on Wednesday.

MADURAI: The mother of Snowlin, a 17-year-old girl, one of the victims of police firing during violence that broke out during the anti-Sterlite protest rally in Thoothukudi on May 22 in 2018, has sought transparency in the report recently submitted by the Commission of Inquiry headed by Aruna Jagadeesan (retired Judge) of Madras High Court.

Snowlin’s mother Vanitha while talking to reporters in Madurai on Wednesday said the government, which received the findings of the panel, should make it public.

She said 14 protestors, who took part in the rally, were shot dead like sparrows and the commission in its report framed charges against 16 persons in connection with the violence. Her family and relatives were shedding tears of blood since Snowlin’s death, seeking justice.

Citing these, Snowlin’s mother appealed to the state government to take strong action against those 16 persons faulted by the commission. While the erstwhile AIADMK regime, led by Edappadi K Palaniswami, ignored the demands for those held responsible for the killings, the then Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin, who’s the current Chief Minister, promised to initiate criminal action once the DMK was voted to power.

Further, she said still families of the victims have not received compensation. She also sought the government to provide necessary assistance to several of those badly injured during the incident.

Meanwhile, Rajini, president, Tamil Meenava Kootamaippu, condemned AIADMK senior leader and former minister D Jayakumar for his comments related to the commission’s report and added that he was talking irresponsibly. As mentioned by Law Minister S Regupathy, the findings of the final report and action to be taken should be submitted in the Assembly.

The Vedanta company should be evicted from Tamil Nadu. He also sought action against Superstar Rajinikanth, who said anti-social elements were behind the violence.

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