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07 Nov 2008

A four member fact-finding team undertook a fact finding from October 23-26, 2008 and 6-7 November, 2008 to investigate state repression of individuals and crackdown on organisations in Uttarakhand, happening in the guise of suppressing the Maoist threat.

14 Oct 2008

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) finds the activities of the Hinduva group, in particular that of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, repugnant and considers them a major threat to social peace and harmony.

27 Sep 2008

PUDR strongly condemns the explosion in Mehrauli today that led to more loss of life, and increasing fear in the city. We unequivocally condemn the political beliefs behind such acts, which espouse random killing.

26 Sep 2008

A fact finding team constituted by Janhastakshep-Campaign against Fascist Designs, and People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) went to look into the issues being raised in context to an alleged encounter at Batla House, Jamia Nagar on September 19, 2008.

30 Aug 2008

Hundreds of intellectuals, students, media persons and activists sat on a Dharna today at Jantar Mantar by Janhastakshep, PUCL and PUDR protesting against the crackdowns on non-violent protests by the people in Jammu & Kashmir.

29 Aug 2008

A eight-member team from four human rights organisations conducted an investigation into the “economic blockade” in Kashmir and its aftermath and toured the districts of Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, and Bandipora.

08 May 2008

Hardly had the trial of Dr. Binayak Sen begun, that yet another activist of PUCL Chattisgarh was arrested. On 5th May, 2005 Ajay T G state executive member of PUCL Chattisgarh was arrested under sections of the Chattisgarh Special Public Safety Act, and the IPC.

05 Feb 2008

PUDR is deeply concerned about the escalating situation in Chauranga, near Raipur, following the adamant insistence of the factory owner, supported by the administration, in starting work at the Raipur Sponge Iron Power Ltd factory there, in blatant disregard of the longstandi

08 Jan 2008

Two persons are missing for the last 8 days after being taken into police custody. Police claims no knowledge.The court has incarcerated Razia at the Nari Niketan, despite her statement to the court that she is an adult and has married of her free-will.

06 Jan 2008

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the arrest and continued detention of Mr Govindan Kutty, editor of People’s March.