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30 Dec 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of Shalini Gera, an advocate and member of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JAG LAG) by the Chhattisgarh police. On 27th December 2016, she received a phone call from Mr.

28 Dec 2016

CDRO  strongly condemns the arrest of a 7 member Fact Finding team by the Telangana police at Dummagudem village of Bhadrachalam district on 25th December, 2016 at 6 pm and in turn handing them over to the Sukma Police (Chhattisgarh State).

21 Dec 2016

On 30th November 2016, the Supreme Court of India issued an interim order laying out seven directives to be followed marking respect for the National Anthem of India.

20 Dec 2016

PUDR notes with concern the intimidation of the residents of Kathputli colony by the Delhi police since the night of 18 December. While Police presence was visible in and around Kathputli colony for the past few days, the police were deployed in large numbers (approx.

10 Nov 2016

PUDR expresses its disquiet that Bastar Police has recorded an FIR on the basis of a complaint filed by wife of deceased Shamnath Baghel, of Nama village under Kumakoleng Gram Panchayat in Tongpal who was killed, on November 4th allegedly by the Maoists.

03 Nov 2016

पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स हाल में हुए भोपाल फर्ज़ी मुठभेड़ के खिलाफ लखनऊ में धरना दे रहे रिहाई मंच के कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ स्थानीय पुलिस द्वारा की गई बदसलूकी की कड़ी निंदा करता है | आज इस देश में गुंडा राज देखने को मिल रहा है | जहां एक तरफ बर्बर तरीके से 8 विचाराधीन कैद

02 Nov 2016

On the morning of 31st October eight male Muslim undertrials- Amjad Khan, Mehboob alias Guddu, Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Salik, Akeel Khilji, Mohammad Khalid, Mujeeb Shaikh, Majid- all accused in SIMI related cases, were brutally shot dead by the Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police.

28 Oct 2016

On 27th October 2016 several organisations in Delhi came together in protest at Jantar Mantar demanding restoration of civil liberties and democratic rights in Kashmir.

26 Oct 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the burning of the effigies of activists and a journalist by the Chhatissgarh Auxiliary police force across Bastar in a widely publicised ‘offical protest on 24th October.

02 Oct 2016

पीयूडीआर ने हमेशा माना है की यूनियन बनाने का अधिकार और सामूहिकसमझौता संविधान के अनुच्छेद 19(1)(c) के तेहत एक मूल अधिकार है | यह अधिकार मज़दूरों को अपनी परेशानियां रखने और मैनेजमेंट के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाने के लिए ज़रूरी है | जब भी मज़दूर एकजुट होने की कोशिश करते हैं

02 Oct 2016

PUDR has long held that the right to form a Trade Union and engage in collective bargaining is a fundamental right under Article 19(1)c of the Indian Constitution- Freedom to form a union or  association.

20 Sep 2016

16 सितम्बर 2016 को उना दलित अत्याचार लड़त समिति के संयोजक एवं युवा नेता जिगनेश मेवानी को अहमदाबाद पुलिस ने पकड़ लिया | मेवानी को उस समय पकड़ा गया जब वह दिल्ली से लौटे | वे दिल्ली में जंतर मंतर पर दलित स्वाभिमान संघर्ष समिति द्वारा आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम में आमसभा को संबोधित कर

20 Sep 2016

16 सितम्बर 2016 को उना दलित अत्याचार लड़त समिति के संयोजक एवं युवा नेता जिगनेश मेवानी को अहमदाबाद पुलिस ने पकड़ लिया | मेवानी को उस समय पकड़ा गया जब वह दिल्ली से लौटे | वे दिल्ली में जंतर मंतर पर दलित स्वाभिमान संघर्ष समिति द्वारा आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम में आमसभा को संबोधित कर

19 Sep 2016

People’s Union for Democratic Rights expresses its sincere condolences at the death of Shri.

16 Sep 2016

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization denounces the arrest of Khurram Parvez on the intervening night of 15-16 September at 12.30 AM from his house at Srinagar.

16 Sep 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the biased nature of investigations, the shortcomings of judicial processes, and the use of anti-democratic laws, which violate the fundamental freedoms of Muslim men accused of anti-state activity.

17 Aug 2016

The use of repressive laws, particularly the law of sedition, to silence emerging voices of rights and justice, has become a matter of routine, particularly in the present context of the Indian state facing a legitimacy crisis in Kashmir.

16 Aug 2016

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights is horrified that the Rajya Sabha which debated the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on August 10, could not muster resolve to call for an immediate halt to use of pellet guns, which is not used anywhere in either India or the world for polici

03 Aug 2016

पीयूडीआर गुजरात में गिर सोमनाथ जिले के उना तालुका अंतर्गत मोटा समाधियाला गाँव में गौर-रक्षकों द्वारा चमार जाति के 7 लोगों के साथ मार-पीट, कपड़े उतारने और प्रदर्शन करने की घटना की कड़ी निंदा करता है। इसने हिन्दुत्व के गाय

28 Jul 2016

PUDR condemns the incident of flogging, stripping and parading of seven men belonging to the chamar caste by vigilante gaurakshaks on 11 July 2016 in Mota Samadhiyala village, Una taluka, Gir Somnath District Gujarat, which has brought the Brahmanical charact

18 Jul 2016

After bullets, pellets, deaths; after curfew, clampdowns on mobile internet and on cable television, the Indian state has further exacerbated the war on people in Kashmir.

12 Jul 2016

PUDR unequivocally condemns the violence and repression unleashed by the security establishment on Kashmiri civilian population since the killing of Burhan Wani on Friday evening.

06 Jul 2016

पीयूडीआर देश भर में पुलिस और गौरक्षक दलों एवं हिन्दुत्ववादी संगठनों की मिलीभगत से 'गौरक्षा' के नाम पर दिनों-दिन हो रहे मूल अधिकारों के हनन की कड़ी निंदा करता है | देश के लगभग हर हिस्से में खासकर उत्तर प्रदेश, हरियाणा, पंजाब, महाराष्ट्र, मध्य प्रदेश और राजस्थान में लगातार इस तरह

30 Jun 2016

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) notes with concern provisions of the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016.

29 Jun 2016

PUDR expresses outrage at the barbaric incident of 10th June where, in a horrific example of discrimination and violation of dignity, two men - Rizwan and Mukhtiar - accused of transporting beef from Mewat to Delhi, were forced to eat cow dung by members of the Gurgaon Gau Rak

15 May 2016

The month of May began with the BJP demanding action against the water mafia in Mumbai under the Maharashatra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA).

13 May 2016

“I started travelling to the Red Corridor in order to collect evidence that this is not a war against terrorism, the so-called Naxalite insurgency by the CPI-Maoists but a war against the Adivasis. The hidden goal is to snatch their resources i.e.

12 May 2016

पीयूडीआर छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य के बस्तर ज़िले में पत्रकारों के खिलाफ चलाए जा रहे सरकार के सुनियोजित अभियान की कड़ी निंदा करता है | इस संदर्भ में पीयूडीआर छत्तीसगढ़ के पत्रकारों की तरफ से बनाई गई पत्रकार सुरक्षा क़ानून संयुक्त संघर्ष समिति व पत्रकारिता की सुरक्षा और स्वतंत्रता की उनकी मां

10 May 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the gruesome rape and murder of the Dalit law student in Kerala’s Perumbavoor district on 28th April 2016, and the appalling indifference demonstrated by the police in securing justice for her.

29 Apr 2016

कोऑरर्डिनेशन ऑफ़ डैमोक्रैटिक राइट्स ओर्गानिज़ेश्न्स (सीडीआरओ) और वीमेन अगेन्सट सैक्सुअल वायेलेंस एंड स्टेट रिप्रैशन (डब्लूएसएस) ने 16 से 22 जनवरी 2016 के बीच छत्तीसगढ़ के बीजापुर और सुकुमा जिलों के गाँवों में एक जाँच की। जाँच दल ने 15 जनवरी को पेद्दाजोजेर (बीजापुर) गाँव के 4 निह

29 Apr 2016

Between the 16th to 22nd January, 2016, members of Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization (CDRO) and Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) conducted a fact finding in villages of Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh.

19 Apr 2016

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation is alarmed at how a demand for justice results again in killing of civilians by a trigger happy Government force in Kashmir.

24 Mar 2016

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country.

23 Mar 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the brutal police action unleashed on students and teachers at the University of Hyderabad campus on 22nd March 2016.

20 Mar 2016

In the early hours of 18th March 2016, Mohammad Majloom Ansari (35) and Inayahtullah Khan (12) were found hanging from a tree in the Balumath forest area in Latehar, Jharkhand.

13 Mar 2016

Manual scavenging is a caste based occupation wherein a certain sub-caste of Dalits are condemned to manually clean, carry, dispose or handle in any manner h

21 Feb 2016

2013 में मुज़फ्फरनगर में हुऐ दंगों से सम्बंधित हत्याओं, बलात्कार, लूट और आगज़नी के मामलों में आरोपियों के बरी होने की खबरें लगातार सामने आ रही हैं | पीयूडीआर चिंता व्यक्त करता है कि 2013 में मुज़फ्फरनगर के दंगों के बाद डर और खुली छूट का जो माहौल बना था, वह आज भी बरकरार है | आरोपि

16 Feb 2016

PUDR has continually critiqued the existence of the colonial law of sedition and its unconstitutional application at the behest of those who hold state power, in cases that do not stand the test of law.

15 Feb 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the shocking acts of physical violence and abuse perpetrated by 40 advocates and BJP MLA OP Sharma against students and faculty of the Jawaharlal Nehru University and media persons today, at the Patiala House court, in full presence of the police. Studen

12 Feb 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the Delhi Police for arresting the JNU students’ union president, Kanhaiya Kumar today, 12th February, on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy for holding a protest demonstration on February 9th against the judicial hanging of Afzal Guru, three ye

05 Feb 2016

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights mourns the death of Professor Randhir Singh, who passed away on Sunday 31st January, 2016. He was teacher par excellence to many, guide and philosopher to many more.

03 Feb 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the police’s role in the outbreak of riots between members of the Valmiki and  Muslim communities, in the Sangam Park area in North West Delhi, on 31st January, 2016.

01 Feb 2016

On 23rd July 2009, the Manipur police claimed to have had an encounter with a ‘PLA cadre’ Sanjit, as a result of which Sanjit died.

18 Jan 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the authorities of the Central University of Hyderabad for their caste based victimisation of Dalit students, which, on 17th January, 2016, resulted in Rohith Vemula , a Dalit Research Scholar in Science Technology and Society Studies in the University,

18 Jan 2016

Reports from Nendra and Pedda Jojer in Bijapur, and Kunna in Sukma reveal a new and brutal wave of systematic violence being carried out by security forces in South Chhattisgarh.