About Us

Over the last 30 years or more, the civil rights movement in India has emerged as an autonomous voice in defense of civil liberties and democratic rights of our people. The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi, is one such organisation. It came into existence in 1977 as the Delhi unit of a larger national forum,PUCLDR, and became PUDR on 1 February, 1981.

Press Releases

26 Apr 2017
Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations denounces Government of India and its Law officer for being parsimonious in their espousal of wisdom. Ignorance of law is not counted as an excuse or exonerates a citizen from being prosecuted for commission of a crime. But alarm bells must be sounded when the highest legal officer of Government of India, who is meant to uphold law, the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi...
25 Apr 2017
Services of over seven hundred workers of an automobile parts manufacturing company, Omax Auto Ltd., Dharuhera, were terminated illegally on 1st February, 2017 without any prior notice. Of these around 400 contract workers were shifted to other units of the company, the rest, supposedly regular workers, who have been working with the company for 12-22 years are rendered jobless. Unable to bear the shock and the...
12 Apr 2017
PEOPLE’S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (PUDR) Press Statement 12th April, 2017 Condemn the brutality in Panjab University and organized attack on institutions of higher education Protest by students of Panjab University (PU) against unprecedented fee hike witnessed brutal lathicharge and usage of tear gas as crowd dispersal method leaving 4 students critically injured. Photojournalists covering the...
18 Mar 2017
गुड़गाँव सत्र अदालत द्वारा स्टेट ऑफ़ हरियाणा बनाम जियालाल एवं अन्य के मुकद्दमे में 10 मार्च 2017 को दोषी ठहराये गए 31 आरोपियों को आज सजा सुनाई गई । इनमें से 13 यूनियन लीडरों को आजीवन कारावास, 4 को पांच साल कैद, और बाकियों को जेल में बिता चुके समय की सज़ा दी गई | पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रेटिक राइट्स न केवल इस कठोर सजा की बल्कि 31 मजदूरों को दोषी ठहराने की भी कड़ी निंदा करता है । यह मुकद्दमा 18 जुलाई 2012 को मारूति के...
18 Mar 2017
The Sessions Court in Gurgaon today announced the quantum of sentence for 31 workers convicted by it on 10th March in the State of Haryana Vs. Jiyalal and Others case. Thirteen union leaders have been awarded life imprisonment, four others five years imprisonment and remaining 14 sentence as already undergone. Peoples Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns not just the severity of punishment, but the...
13 Mar 2017
हाल ही में अनुशासनात्मक कार्यवाही के तहत बस्तर के पूर्व आई. जी. पुलिस एस.पी.आर. कल्लूरी को दो कारण बताओ नोटिस और एक बार चेतावनी पत्र दिए गए और एस. पी. सुकमा आई.के. एलसेला और एस. पी. बस्तर आर.एन. दास के तबादले कर दिए गए। पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रैटिक राइट्स का मानना है कि कानून लागू करने वाले ऑफिसरों की हैसियत से उनके द्वारा किए गए अपराधों की तुलना में ये कार्यवाही किसी भी लिहाज से नाकाफी है। इन दो नोटिसों में उन्हें...
07 Mar 2017
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights finds the two notices and a warning issued to SRP Kalluri, and the transfer of SP Sukma, I.K. Elsela and RN Das SP Bastar as falling far short of their crime as officers of Law. The two notices apart from reprimanding them for attending a private function and making statements against the social media policy of the government, does not have anything for the threats advocated by...
26 Feb 2017
पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रटिक राइट्स (पीयूडीआर) प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - 26.02.2017 झारखण्ड कार्यकर्ता शशि भूषण पाठक के निधन पर खेद झारखण्ड के हमारे साथी कार्यकर्ता शशि भूषण पाठक के निधन पर पीयूडीआर खेद व्यक्त करता है | 25 फरवरी 2017 की सुबह खबर मिली की साथी शशि भूषण पाठक वेल्लोर के क्रिस्चियन मेडिकल कॉलेज में चल बसे | वे लम्बे समय से डायबिटीज और गुर्दे की बीमारी से पीड़ित थे | कामरेड पाठक बिहार में सत्तर के दशक...
23 Feb 2017
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22 Feb 2017
In the most appalling display of hooliganism in the name of nationalism, the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took to violence in the premises of Delhi University over the last two days. The complete impunity that they enjoyed was evident in the fact that despite heavy police presence in campus on both days, the goons were allowed to go on a rampage physically assaulting teachers, students and...
14 Feb 2017
PUDR condemns the anti-women stand of the Naga HoHo/ Naga Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) in the context of reservation of seats for women in elections to local urban bodies. The accompanying mob-violence and the threats to women who wanted to contest from reserved seats, reveals the irony that a movement fighting for freedom for Naga people is willing to suppress rights of half of the population who comprise women...
31 Jan 2017
1992 में बिहार के हुए बारा हत्याकांड के मामले, जिसमें 35 भूमिहार जाति के लोगों की हत्या हुई थी, के सज़ायाफ्ता नन्हे लाल मोची, वीर कुअर पासवान, कृष्णा मोची (तीनों दलित) और धमेन्द्र सिंह की फांसी की सज़ा को राष्ट्रपति द्वारा उम्रकैद में बदले जाने का पीयूडीआर स्वागत करता है। परन्तु इस मामले में फांसी को उम्रकैद में बदला जाना अधूरा न्याय है क्योंकि इससे संबंधित शर्तों के बारे में किसी तरह की स्पष्टता के अभाव में ये चार...
30 Jan 2017
PUDR welcomes the decision of the President commuting the death sentences of Nanhe Lal Mochi, Veer Kuar Paswan, Krishna Mochi and Dharmender Singh, convicted in the Bara massacre of 1992 for killing 35 members of the Bhumihar caste in Bihar. Commutation in this case, however, is justice half done as the four prisoners will continue to languish in jail indefinitely in the absence of any clarity on the terms of...
24 Jan 2017
People’s Union for Democratic Rights   Condemn the Intimidation of Bela Bhatia   PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of activist Bela Bhatia by members of the vigilante group AGNI on 23 January 2017.  This intimidation comes just a few days after the NHRC’s visit to Bastar to record the statements of women who have suffered sexual violence at the hands of the security forces and the...
30 Dec 2016
PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of Shalini Gera, an advocate and member of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JAG LAG) by the Chhattisgarh police. On 27th December 2016, she received a phone call from Mr. RN Dash SP Bastar, informing her that he has received a written complaint stating that she has exchanged notes worth Rs. 10 lakhs for Naxalites in the Goel Dharamshala in Jagdalpur on Monday, December 26, 2016....

Latest Publications

25 Oct 2016
CDRO urges you to understand that truth has another side which must also be brought before the public. It is, therefore, Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations stands in solidarity with the peoples of J...
12 Sep 2016
One of the foundational demands of the Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights organisations in India was the demand for release of all Political Prisoners. In contemporary India the demand has acquired a new salience as members/supporters of proscribed/banned organisations are being charged under draconian laws and/or under other IPC sections for their politics.   A large number of people are being imprisoned largely under ordinary laws, just...
12 Sep 2016
  On 9th March 2016, the media reported an accident at a construction site of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi in which two workers were killed and three were injured. In less than 35 days, on 13th April 2016, another accident took place at the same construction site in which one worker died and two were severely injured. It is no ordinary site and happens to be the new Mother and Child Ward in premier Medical Research and...