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16 Dec 2015

PUDR expresses deep concern over the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015.

10 Dec 2015

पीयूडीआर दिल्ली पुलिस द्वारा 'ओक्युपाई युजीसी' के प्रदर्शनकारियों पर लगातार किये जा रहे हमलों की पुरज़ोर निंदा करता है | 9 दिसंबर 2015 को दिल्ली पुलिस ने एक बार फिर 'ओक्युपाई युजीसी' प्रदर्शन में भाग ले रहे लोगों पर लाठी-चार्ज किया, आंसू गैस व पानी के गोले बरसाए और कई घन्टों तक

08 Dec 2015

PUDR mourns the death of Dr Brahma Dev Sharma, one among the rare breed of civil servants who, in service as well as on retirement, continued to stand by the marginalised and the oppressed.

22 Nov 2015

On 16th November this year, the date which is celebrated as the National Press Day, three news dailies in Nagaland ran blank columns in place of editorials.

02 Nov 2015

PUDR strongly condemns the repression unleashed by the Delhi police on students protesting against the University Grants Commission's move to scrap non NET fellowship for research scholars.

21 Oct 2015

The threat of a two pronged attack on life and liberty of the citizens, as well as visiting foreigners, posed by a party in power never appeared as imminent as it does today.

20 Oct 2015

On 18th October 2015, Zahid Ahmed Bhat succumbed to his burn injuries in New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.

14 Oct 2015

On 30th September 2015, a local court in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, acquitted 14 persons who had been arrested on 14th June 2011 on charges of being members of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) and for holding a banned meeting in a residen

12 Oct 2015

बस्तर बार एसोसिएशन द्वारा पुलिस के साथ सांठगांठ से जिस तरीके से जगदलपुर लीगल ऐड ग्रुप (जगलग) को स्थानीय आदिवासियों की कानूनी मदद करने से रोका जा रहा है, उस पर पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रेटिक राइट्स गहरी चिंता व्यक्त करता है.

09 Oct 2015

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights is alarmed at the manner in which the Bastar Bar Association in tandem with the police is creating legal hurdles for the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group from providing representation to local Adivasis who are harassed as Naxal offenders.

03 Oct 2015

पीयूडीआर मानेसर औद्योगिक क्षेत्र में पुलिस द्वारा मज़दूरों पर झूठे मुकदमे करने और लगातार उनको विरोध प्रदर्शन करने से रोकने के प्रयास की निंदा करता है| 26 सितम्बर

31 Aug 2015

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations, CDRO, strongly condemns the punitive measures adopted by the jail administration of Kolkata’s Presidency Correctional Home against 30 political prisoners who have been on hunger strike since 28th August 2015.

27 Aug 2015

उद्योग विहार की कपड़ा फक्ट्रियों में हादसों की सूची बढ़ती जा रही है | 20 जून 2015 को ओरियेंट क्राफ्ट नामक फैक्ट्री के 'फिनिशिंग' विभाग में काम करने वाले एक मज़दूर पवन कुमार को लिफ्ट का प्रयोग करते समय बिजली के झटके लगे थे और वह घायल हो गया था | खबर सुनते ही कई मज़दूर फैक्ट्र

28 Jul 2015

After the Supreme Court rejected Yakub Memon’s curative petition on 21st July 2015, Memon has filed a mercy petition before the Governor and also a validity plea before the apex court. Many believe that he is cleverly using the system to buy time.

24 Jul 2015

भारतीय जनता पार्टी सरकार ने अपने 2014 के चुनाव पत्र में गौमांस पर प्रतिबंध और गौसंरक्षण को एक बड़ा मुद्दा बनाया था। इसी को अमल में

21 Jul 2015

PUDR condemns the ongoing attacks by the state police and land mafia against the protesters who have been agitating against the construction of the Kanhar Dam project in Sonbhadra district for the past seven months.

20 Jul 2015

On 15th July, the Maharashtra government announced that it has initiated the process for hanging Yakub Memon. On 30th July, 2015 ‘he is to be hung by the neck till dead’.

13 Jul 2015

The irreversibility of death penalty, and the likelihood of innocents being executed by the Judiciary, is one of the strongest arguments for abolishing capital punishment.

08 Jul 2015

Since 2001, the Students Islamic Movement of India, SIMI, has remained banned as an ‘unlawful’ organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, UAPA for allegedly pursuing anti-national activities.

06 Jun 2015

On 22 May 2015, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), a student group namely Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) was ‘derecognised’ by the Dean of Students following an  advisory note received from the Under Secretary to the Human Resource Development Minis

13 May 2015

CDRO (Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations) unequivocally condemns the judgement of the Midnapore (West Bengal) district and sessions court on 12th May, 2015, convicting Chatradhar Mahato, spokesperson of the Peoples Committee aga

13 May 2015

PUDR strongly condemns the decision of the Midnapore District Court to award life-sentences to Chhatradhar Mahato, Sukhsanti Baske, Shambhu Soren,Sagun Murmu, Raja Sarkhel and Prasun Chatterjee.

10 May 2015

CDRO (Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations) expresses deep concern over recent reports regarding the re-launching of the notorious state-sponsored anti-Maoist militia, the Salwa Judum, from 25th May 2015.

05 May 2015

PUDR strongly condemns IG Bastar, SRP Kalluri’s threat of taking severe action against certain NGOs in Chhattisgarh for allegedly aiding and abetting the Maoists under the guise of helping Adivasis.

28 Apr 2015

PUDR notes with extreme concern the Supreme Court's decision on the 9th of April 2015, to reject Yakub Memon’s petition seeking review of his death sentence. This decision will only add another chapter to the growing instances of injustice perpetrated by the State.

12 Apr 2015

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the slapping of cases against activists of a team of several civil liberties and democratic rights organisations from across the country who conducted a fact-finding into the recent killings of 20 red sanders "

08 Apr 2015

PUDR notes with deep concern the news report regarding the encounter killing of 5 under-trial prisoners near Alair in Nalgonda district, Telengana on 7th April 2015.

08 Apr 2015

PUDR notes with deep concern the news report regarding the encounter killing of 5 under-trial prisoners near Alair in Nalgonda district, Telengana on 7th April 2015.

02 Apr 2015

PUDR strongly condemns the recent attacks by police and jail officials on undertrial political prisoners, Hem Mishra and Vivekananda, in Nagpur and Madurai Central prisons, respectively.

26 Mar 2015

 PUDR strongly condemns the brutal lathicharge by Delhi Police on a workers’ demonstration on 25 March 2015 when nearly 1000 workers and activists belonging to different unions (Wazirpur hot rolling steel industry, Delhi Metro Railways Corporation, Karawal Nagar almond w

24 Mar 2015

On March 16th 2015, the Haryana Government unanimously passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill with main opposition parties INLD and Congress supporting the Bill.

22 Mar 2015

On 22 May 1987, PAC personnel of UP reached Hashimpura, Meerut, took away about 50 Muslim men from a crowd outside a mosque, shot dead at least 42 of the men, and threw their bodies into a canal.

18 Mar 2015

PUDR expresses outrage at the gang-rape of a 71 year old nun by a gang of “dacoits” inside a convent in Gangnapur village, Nadia district, West Bengal on 14th March 2015.

07 Mar 2015

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, which arose to mark struggles of women workers for better working conditions and wages over a century ago, People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses its solidarity with the ongoing strike of women sales attendants

01 Mar 2015

PUDR welcomes the bail granted by the Supreme Court to Sunil s/o Satpal and Kanwaljeet Singh, two of the Maruti workers on February 23, 2015.

23 Feb 2015

20 फरवरी 2015 को 82 वर्षीय सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और सीपीआई नेता माननीय गोविन्द पंसारे की मृत्यु हो गई | पीयूडीआर इस बात पर शोक प्रकट करता है और मृत्यु से चार दिन पहले उन पर और उनकी पत्नी उमा पंसारे पर कोल्हापुर में बंदूकधारियों द्वारा ह

23 Feb 2015

PUDR expresses its condemnation and grief at the death of respected social activist and CPI leader, 82 year old Govind Pansare on 20 February 2015 as a result of the murderous attack on him and his wife Uma Pansare by gun carrying assailants in Kolhapur four days earlier

18 Feb 2015

Between December 26th and 31st 2014, a PUDR fact-finding team visited 9 villages of Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh to ascertain reports of arrests, intimidation and harassment, including sexual abuse by security forces who are stationed there to fight the Maoists.

12 Feb 2015

The recent chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) absolving former Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Syed Liaquat Shah, of all charges, has yet again exposed the Special Cell of the Delhi Police for planting false evidence and for framing Shah.

07 Feb 2015

Once again PUDR wants to highlight the impunity enjoyed by the Armed Forces in the country.

31 Jan 2015

In a bizarre move, the Tamil Nadu police arrested S. Kovan, a well-known folk singer on charges of sedition (S. 124-A), for promoting enmity between communities (S. 153-A) and criminal intimidation (S. 505/1) of the IPC.

25 Jan 2015

PUDR notes with extreme concern the imminent hanging of Mohd. [email protected] Mohd. Ashfaq, a Pakistani national for the 22nd December 2000 attack on the Red Fort in which three army personnel of 7th batallion of the Rajputana Rifles lost their lives.Mohd.

23 Jan 2015

People’s Union for Democratic Rights expresses its sincere condolences on the death of Professor Rajni Kothari, public intellectual, civil rights activist and institution builder. A leading intellectual, Prof.

14 Jan 2015

PUDR condemns the Union Government for preventing Ms. Priya Pillai of Greenpeace (India) from travelling to London.

07 Jan 2015

PUDR strongly condemns the extension of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in Assam, on January 2, 2015 under Section 3 of the Act by the Government of India.