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25 Dec 2013

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights condemns the killing of Sai Reddy, a correspondent of  Deshbandhu, a Hindi newspaper, based in Bijapur in south Bastar, Chhattisgarh  on December 6, 2013.

11 Dec 2013

The Peoples’ Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses deep disappointment at the Supreme Court ruling making homosexual relations between consenting adults an offence.

13 Nov 2013

The pentavalent vaccine for protection against five childhood diseases was introduced in Jammu & Kashmir in February 2013, as part the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).

16 Sep 2013

The judgment on the16th December 2012 Delhi gang rape case awarding death penalty to all four accused seems to have brought finality to the cries for justice.

04 Sep 2013

 The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) strongly condemns the arrest of Prashant Rahi and Hem Mishra, accusing them of Naxal links.

27 Aug 2013

Six cases of encounters in Gadchiroli district have been reported in the press this year. A total of 26 persons have lost their lives in these encounters. People from the villages where the encounters took place have questioned the veracity of the police claims.

05 Jul 2013

 Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO)  strongly condemns the brutal and horrifying murder of Ganti Prasadam, the former leader of the Maoist Party and present honorary President of Amarula Bandumitrula Committee, by the state sponsored crimina

03 Jul 2013

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO)  welcomes the decision of the  Judicial Magistrate, Kupwara (J&K) on 18th June 2013, asking for “further investigation to unravel the identity of those who happen to be perpetrators”  of mass rape which

06 Jun 2013

PUDR strongly condemns the death of Khalid Mujahid, an undertrial arrested in 2007 in connection with bomb blasts in UP earlier that year.

31 May 2013

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) notes with concern the sad loss of 30 lives in the Maoist attack on the “Parivartan Rally” of Congress Party on 25 May 2013.

23 May 2013

On18 July 2012 a violent incident occurred at the Manesar unit of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), in which an HR manager died and some other managers as well as workers were injured.

13 May 2013

PUDR unequivocally condemns the undemocratic ways of the Odisha government in trying to further corporate interests under the rhetoric of development, subjecting the locals to repression, displacement and a threat to survival.

10 May 2013

The Haryana Government yet again in a brazen and outright cowardly manner has sought to protect the interest of capital and particularly the management of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd by refusing to allow the victimised workers and their families to undertake a peaceful demonstrati

30 Apr 2013

PUDR expresses shock, anger and outrage at the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 case. The CBI Court at Karkardooma indicted the other four accused while acquitting Kumar.

30 Apr 2013

PUDR expresses shock, anger and outrage at the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 case. The CBI Court at Karkardooma indicted the other four accused while acquitting Kumar.

12 Apr 2013

PUDR strongly denounces the Supreme Court’s dismissal this morning of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s plea for commutation of the death sentence awarded to him to life.

12 Mar 2013

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) at its meeting held during February 20-21 gave permission to the public sector SAIL to divert 210.526 ha of forest land in Jhillingburu of Saranda (Jharkhand) for iron ore mining.

11 Mar 2013

 In the present context of recurring instances of deaths in custody in Tihar, it seems Right to life enshrined in Article 21 of the Indian Constitution has become an exclusive right that ceases to be a fundamental right, behind the closed doors of prisons.

08 Mar 2013

Democracy within its value frame assumes the right to protest as a vital means towards ensuring the guarantee of those rights and values it stands for.

05 Mar 2013

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) denounces the draft Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill 2013, prepared by senior police officers of the Home Department of J&K.

23 Feb 2013

PUDR strongly condemns the indiscriminate killing and maiming of civilians, and damaging of lives and livelihoods in the twin bomb blasts on 21

12 Feb 2013

PUDR strongly condemns the hooliganism and hostility of the Bajrang Dal as we assembled at Jantar Mantar in protest against the execution of Afzal Guru by the Indian government on 9 February 2013.

11 Feb 2013

PUDR strongly condemns the imposition of curfew accompanied by blanket gag on all media, including television, print and online, in the Kashmir valley following the secretive hanging of Afzal Guru. 

11 Feb 2013

Dandapani Mohanty, a social rights activist in Odisha was illegally abducted by plainclothes policemen and has been detained under cases related to incidents that occurred in 2009 and 2010.

09 Feb 2013

 PUDR today strongly reaffirms its opposition to the inhuman, brutal and arbitrary provision of capital punishment. The secretive hanging of Mohd.

03 Feb 2013

PUDR expresses grave shock at the tragic death of five workers in the accident at the Ambuja-Holcim cement plant in district Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh, on 31 January, 2013.

30 Jan 2013

The member organisations of CDRO are saddened by the death of three democratic and civil liberty activists in the last one week – Professor Dipankar Chakroborty, Vice President of Association for Protection of Democratic (APDR), West Bengal; Chandrasekar (47), civil right acti

29 Jan 2013

PUDR mourns the loss of Dipankar Chakrabory, founder editor of Aneek and co-founder of APDR (Association of Democratic Rights). Chakraborty (71) passed away in his residence in Kolkata after suffering a cardiac arrest on 27th January 2013.

15 Jan 2013

PUDR deplores the bestial deeds of the two warring sides in Latehar district of Jharkhand, during the early hours of Tuesday, 8th January 2013.Mutilating the body of a dead is unacceptable under any circumstance.