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25 Dec 2010

People’s Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) strongly protests against the conviction order of the Sessions Court at Raipur sentencing Dr. Binayak Sen, Piyush Guha and Narayan Sanyal to life imprisonment.

24 Dec 2010

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights welcomes the Wikileaks disclosure of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) briefing to US diplomats that the Indian government condoned ‘rampant use of torture’ in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and elsewhere.

13 Dec 2010

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its concern at the arrest of Noor Mohammed Bhatt, lecturer of English at Gandhi Memorial College, by the J&K police on 9 December 2010 under S 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and S 153 of RPC for setting an examinati

15 Nov 2010

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) considers the raid and alleged recovery of “banned literature” and correspondence from Babita Pandey’s rented accommodation in New Delhi by the Andhra Pradesh State Intelligence Bureau (APSIB) to be an attempt at justifying the cold b

22 Oct 2010

Let Delhi not go the Mumbai way: Oppose intolerance and hatred of disruptors

17 Oct 2010

People’s Union for Democratic Rights is deeply disturbed by the news of fake encounter which has been passed off as a real encounter by the Chhattisgarh police in which two Maoists, Nagesh and Tarabai, were shot dead sometime between 14th and 15th October 2010

02 Oct 2010

One of the three judges held that the part of the disputed area is the “place of birth of Lord Ram as per faith and belief of the Hindus” (Justice Agarwal, para 4566[i]).

14 Sep 2010

People’s Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns yesterday’s bloodbath in which 17 persons were shot dead by Indian security forces and 131 injured in different parts of the valley.

01 Sep 2010

109 workers have died so far in the construction sites of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), according to an affidavit submitted by Metro authorities to PUDR.

06 Jul 2010

Since June 11, 11 innocent civilians have been killed by security forces in Kashmir in what can only be described as highly undemocratic and callous attitude of Indian establishment towards the people of Kashmir.

20 Jun 2010

PUDR strongly condemns the unwarranted arrests and detention of three members of a fact finding team investigating into the atrocities committed by the police and the paramilitary forces in Lalgarh on June 15, 2010.

09 Jun 2010

PUDR believes that the latest judgment on the Bhopal gas leak of 1984 is a complete farce and absolutely criminal in the gap between the enormity of the crime and the punishment meted out to the offenders, a direct reflection of the gap between the social location of the victi

30 May 2010

Friday morning’s derailment of the Gyaneshwari Express either due to sabotage or explosion as per media reports in which so far 136 people have already lost their lives is highly reprehensible and completely indefensible.

25 May 2010

Following reports of arrest and torture of farmer and rural worker activists in Punjab under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the People’s Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) and the Sangrur district unit of the Association For Democratic Rights, Punjab (AFDR) sen

18 May 2010

PUDR strongly condemns the recent CPI (Maoist) attacked targeting a local passenger bus resulting in the indiscriminate killing of 11 SPOs and 24 civilians in Dantewada.

14 May 2010

PUDR strongly condemns the reign of violence that the Orissa government has been unleashing on people’s movements protesting against the forcible acquisition of their land and forests for big industry.

07 May 2010

The most recent alert (regarding use of section 39, UAPA) issued by the government in so called ‘public interest’ has brought out in the open what had so far been implicit in its anti-Maoist policy.

18 Apr 2010

The Coordination Of Democratic Rights Organizations (CDRO) strongly denies the allegation that the eight member human rights team that visited Purbi Singhbhum from 14th -16th April had Maoist links.

16 Apr 2010

A clash between police and construction workers at the Eros Group’s Five Star Hotel and Shopping Plaza construction site in Mayur Vihar police station area on 14 April 2010 was reported in the press.

23 Mar 2010

PUDR condemns the wide scale arrest of peasant leaders and activists belonging to the Committee on Agrarian Crisis, made up of various farmers organisations, in Punjab by the state police over the last one week.

26 Feb 2010

People’s Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns the cold blooded murder of Lalmohan Tudu, leader of People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities by the Central Reserve Paramilitary Forces on February 23, 2010 at Kantapahari near Lalgarh.

19 Feb 2010

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights is outraged by the massacre of 12 people, including women and children, and wounding of 50 others on 17 February in Phulwaria-Korasi village of Jamui district of Bihar allegedly by the CPI (Maoist).

15 Jan 2010

The Delhi Metro is considered to be the pride of Delhi, paving the way for Delhi to become a world class city.