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28 Dec 2009

Thousands of workers working in the Almond Processing Industry in Karawal Nagar region of Delhi are on strike since Dec. 15, 2009.

27 Nov 2009

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights unequivocally denounces the November 20th incident in which eight bogies of the Tata-Bilaspur passenger train were derailed, near Manoharpur railway station in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, by the armed cadres of CPI (Maoist), and tw

24 Nov 2009

On 20th November, Shiv Sena activists attacked journalists and damaged property in IBN 7 and IBN Lokmat offices in Mumbai and Pune.

07 Nov 2009

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.

01 Nov 2009

PUDR condemns the recent spate of violence unleashed by district administration of Khandwa against people affected by the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar dams and activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) in the district headquarters over the past two-three days.

20 Oct 2009

Findings of fact-finding team into 17th September and 1st October murders by security forces in Dantewada

09 Oct 2009

The sudden and untimely passing away of Balagopal is a tragic loss for all of us in PUDR and to the civil liberties and democratic rights movement in India.

08 Oct 2009

People’s Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) unequivocally condemns the gruesome killing of Inspector Francis Induwar by the Maoists in Jharkhand.

08 Sep 2009

Following reports of attacks on tribals, institution of numerous cases and arrests of those associated with the Shramik Adivasi Sangathan in Harda district, People's Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) sent a four-member team to conduct a fact-finding.

05 Sep 2009

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO)

29 Aug 2009

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) strongly condemns the killing of four persons including a minor girl allegedly by Maoists at Bundu P.S. area in Jharkhand.

26 Aug 2009

PUDR would like to bring to notice that the Jharkhand police who had picked up two activists of CPI (Maoist) party, identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs as Amit Bagchi and Shaufeeq Mandal on 19 August, have finally produced them after a gap nearly 6 days in court on the

24 Jun 2009

In 2004, when the Congress led UPA government came to power it repealed the POTA, which it admitted had been grossly misused.

05 Jun 2009

The rape and murder of Asiya Jan and Neelofer Jan by members of the CRPF in Shopian, Kashmir and the subsequent dumping of their bodies in a stream is a horrific crime by any measure, in any society.

05 Jun 2009

A six member team of two human rights organisations, PUDR (Delhi) and PUCR (Haryana) undertook a fact finding on May 22, 2009 and June 1, 2009 to investigate state repression of individuals, arrest and crackdown on organisations such as Shivalik Jan Sangharsh Manch, widespread

26 May 2009

PUDR welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Dr.

30 Apr 2009

The views expressed by the Home minister, Mr. P Chidambaram, “Naxals not motivated by ideology, they’re bandits” (Times of India, 18.4.09) reveals a regressive security perspective of a mass movement mobilised by the Naxal movement.

29 Apr 2009

In the Name of National Pride : Blatant Violation of Workers Rights at the Commonwealth Games construction site

01 Apr 2009

When a crime is committed as per the law of the land in full public view, what reason can there be for not prosecuting but instead invoking a preventive detention law such as the NSA, as has been done in the case of Varun Gandhi.