Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thilakan issue: rights panel orders probe

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has directed the Labour Commissioner to conduct a detailed inquiry into the ban imposed by the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) on actor Thilakan.

Commission member K.E. Gangadhanran issued the order on Tuesday on a petition filed by Sreekumar Nooranad against the office-bearers of the organisation alleging violation of Mr. Thilakans fundamental right to work.

The Labour Commissioner has been asked to submit his report in two weeks.

According to a statement of the KSHRC, the petitioner had contended that the organisations decision not to cooperate with Mr. Thilakan in films amounted to violation of a citizens right to livelihood.

The petition, the statement said, had also demanded cancellation of the organisations registration and an examination of the minutes of the organisations meetings

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