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27 Dec 2018

UDR welcomes the release on bail of four workers of Reliance Energy/ Infrastructure Ltd. (REIL) and trade union activists implicated under numerous sections of the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for alleged Maoist links.

12 Dec 2018

PUDR conducted a fact-finding to probe into the incident of mass termination in a mobile phone manufacturing unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh where around 180 workers were thrown out of job without any prior notice on 29th November 2018.

04 Dec 2018

On November 20, 2018, a Delhi Sessions Court awarded death penalty to Yashpal Singh and life imprisonment to Naresh Kumar for their role in murder and arson in Mahipalpur on November 1, 1984 which caused the death of two persons and injuries to three others.

10 Nov 2018

People’s Union for Democratic Rights condemns series of incidents triggered by members of CPI(Maoist) in Bastar Sambhag (region) of Chhattisgarh in just over a fortnight.

01 Nov 2018

PUDR welcomes the Supreme Court’s order on the petition filed by Prof.

12 Oct 2018

PUDR strongly condemns the attacks on migrants from Bihar, UP and Madhya Pradesh, who are being forced to flee from Gujarat as a result of violence unleashed by the Thakor community.

01 Oct 2018

On 1st October, the Delhi High Court set aside the Order of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Saket Courts passed on 28th August granting transit remand to Pune police against Gautam Navlakha in the one of the FIRs booked in connection to the Bhima Koregaon incident.

25 Sep 2018

People’s Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the killing of Telugu Desam MLA, K.

24 Sep 2018

PUDR strongly condemns the abduction and slaying of one constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) by unidentified militants in the Shopian district of Kashmir.The deceased identified as Nisar Ahmad Dhobi (aged 38), Firdous Ahmad Kuchey (aged 28) and Kulwant Singh (aged

09 Sep 2018

पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स महाराष्ट्र पुलिस द्वारा पीयूडीआर पर सीपीआई (माओइस्ट) पार्टी का ‘फ्रंटल’ संगठन होने के दावे की कड़ी निंदा करता है | यह खुलेआम, भारत के एक सबसे पुराने जनवादी संगठन को धमकी देने और उसके काम पर रोक लगाने की कोशिश है | पीयूडीआर और पीयूसीएल 1977 म

09 Sep 2018

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) strongly protests the accusation by the Maharashtra police claiming that the PUDR is a frontal organisation of the CPI (Maoist) party.

05 Sep 2018

In the wake of the recent raids and arrests of 5 prominent rights activists, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bhardwaj and Arun Ferreira, on UAPA charges for their alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case, PUDR is releasing its report, The M

30 Aug 2018

30th August 2018, Press Club of India, New Delhi

29 Aug 2018

The country is witnessing another round of crackdown on Human Rights Activists.

17 Jun 2018

A 34-year-old 'techie' Abhay Devdas Nayak was abducted by the Chattisgarh police on 31 May 2018 from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and presented before the media on 12 June, as a "top Maoist propagandist." That he could be picked up by the police and kept in ille

03 Jun 2018

53 राष्ट्रीय राइफल्स के मेजर गोगाई द्वारा 23 मई 2018 को एक कश्मीरी महिला से यौन सम्बंध बनाने के मामले में 30 मई 2018 को कश्मीर पुलिस ने न्यायिक मजिस्ट्रेट के सामने अपनी रिपोर्ट दाखिल की। पुलिस के अनुसार यह मामला वयस्कों में परस्पर मंजूरी से संबंध बनाने का है क्योंकि एक तो महिल

03 Jun 2018

On May 30, 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a status report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Srinagar regarding the case of sexual favours that Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles sought from a local Kashmiri woman, on May 23, 2018.

29 Apr 2018

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses its condolences on the demise of Justice Rajinder Sachar.

25 Apr 2018

The killings of at least 37 Maoists by the combined force of the CRPF and the C-60, the elite unit of the Gadchiroli Police, on 22nd and 23rd April 2018 raises some very disturbing questions about the state’s methods of conducting ‘encounters’.

12 Apr 2018

Protest by students of Panjab University (PU) against unprecedented fee hike witnessed brutal lathicharge and usage of tear gas as crowd dispersal method leaving 4 students critically injured.

03 Apr 2018

In August 2015 the Law Commission had recommended abolition of death penalty except in terror related cases. Recently 14 states have responded to these recommendations. Barring the exception of Karnataka and Tripura, other 12 states have rejected the recommendations.

18 Mar 2018

18 मार्च 2017 को हरियाणा में गुरुग्राम सेशंस कोर्ट ने मारूति कंपनी के 31 बर्खास्त कामगारों को सज़ा सुनाई, जिनमें से 13 मजदूरों को उम्र कैद की सज़ा सुनाई गई। इन सभी को अदालत ने हफ्ते भर पहले 10 मार्च 2017 को दोषी करार दिया था। अतिरिक्त सेशंस जज आर.पी.

08 Mar 2018

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights condemns the Jharkhand Government for banning PFI, Popular Front of India, without providing any prima-facie evidence to support its decision.

25 Feb 2018

PUDR unequivocally lends its solidarity and support to workers from the electronics industry in Greater Noida, including LG Electronics, Moser Baer, Exide and Eveready, some of whom have been on a hunger strike for the past week in protest against the steadily deteriorating wo

24 Feb 2018

PEOPLES UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (PUDR)

24th February 2018

PUDR mourns the death of Neelabh Mishra

20 Feb 2018

PUDR condemns the arrest of anti-displacement activist and founder member of “Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan” (VVJVA) Damodar Turi, on February 15, 2018 at Ranchi, an hour after the “Loktantra Bachao Manch” (Save Democracy Forum) organized meeting had ended.

18 Feb 2018

The joint rally by the Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM) and BJP in Kathua on 14th February 2018 demanding the release of SPO Deepak Khajuria, arrested in connection of the abduction, rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano in January 2018, has brought to the fore the blatant commun

26 Jan 2018

PUDR grieves and rages at the suicide of the young girl from Kunduli, Koraput district on 22 January 2018, who succumbed to the failure of the State to guarantee justice and to secure the freedom of its citizens.

15 Jan 2018

PUDR demands the immediate release of Abu Bilal Kawa who was arrested on January 10, 2018 by a joint team of the Special Cell and Gujarat ATS from outside Delhi’s International Airport.