Custody Death

Press Statements

03 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. While this version was widely contested by the local people who...
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. On...
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...
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. Mujahid died on 19 May, 2013 when he was being...
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...
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...
12 Jun 2012
It is extremely surprising that Qateel Siddiqui, one of the main suspects in German bakery case, was killed in the high security cell of Yerwada Jail. Qateel was under the custody of Maharashtra Anti...
17 Jan 2012
The custodial killing of an adivasi in newly formed Sukhma District of Chattisgarh is yet another reminder of the lawlessness which prevails in Chattisgarh’s Bastar region. Reportedly, Pudiyami...
24 Oct 2011
PUCL and PUDR organised a meeting on 22 Oct, 2011 on “Enforced Disappearances and Discovery of Mass Graves in Kashmir”. Speakers included Khurram Parvez of International Peoples Tribunal on Kashmir (...
05 Jun 2009
The rape and murder of Asiya Jan and Neelofer Jan by members of the CRPF in Shopian, Kashmir and the subsequent dumping of their bodies in a stream is a horrific crime by any measure, in any society...