Gender Issues

‘Love-Jihad’, NIA, and Democratic Rights

As the Hadiya-Shefin matter comes up for hearing today, PUDR urges the Apex court to take note of the serious violation of democratic rights of the parties involved in this so-called case of ‘Love-Jihad’. PUDR believes that the case is being used in order to provide legitimacy to the supposed presence of ‘Love-Jihad’ or ‘terror marriages following conversion to Islam’ in the country which is nothing more than a communal political agenda being pushed in the name of national security. For the past few months the courts of the country have been seized of the issue.

Request for independent investigation in case of sexual assault of 16 hostel girls at Balika Ashram, Govt. Girls School, Palnar, Dantewada, Chattisgarh

The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
ManavAdhikarBhawan Block-C,
GPO Complex, INA,
New Delhi - 110023

9th October 2017

Subject: Request for independent investigation in case of sexual assault of 16 hostel girls at Balika Ashram, Govt. Girls School, Palnar, Dantewada, Chattisgarh


Moderne’ India: Communal attacks, arrests and eviction of migrant workers in Noida, UP

PUDR investigated the aftermath of July 12, 2017, when Zohra Bibi, a domestic worker in Noida’s Mahagun Moderne, was severely beaten up and later went missing from her employer’s flat after allegations of theft were leveled against her. Subsequently, the local police, administration, Resident Welfare Association, as well as the MP and BJP minister Mahesh Sharma have been complicit in unleashing the combined might of the state machinery and the wrath of upper class residents in the violence, detention and deprivation of livelihoods of the protesting workers.

Mockery of autonomy in Nagaland: PUDR condemns the anti-women’s reservation protests

PUDR condemns the anti-women stand of the Naga HoHo/ Naga Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) in the context of reservation of seats for women in elections to local urban bodies. The accompanying mob-violence and the threats to women who wanted to contest from reserved seats, reveals the irony that a movement fighting for freedom for Naga people is willing to suppress rights of half of the population who comprise women in the name of customary laws.

मैला ढोने की प्रथा बंद हो !

जाति पर आधारित मैला ढोने की प्रथा एक ऐसी प्रथा है जिसमें दलितों की कुछ उपजातियों को अपने हाथों से सूखी लैट्रिन (शुष्क शौचालय) या सीवर में से मल-मूत्र साफ़़ करने, इकट्ठा करने, अपने सिरों पर मैला ढोने या अन्य सम्बंधित कार्यों को करने के लिए मजबूर किया जाता है। हालांकि इस प्रथा को बीस वर्ष पहले ही संविधानिक तौर पर प्रतिबंधित कर दिया गया था, लेकिन आज भी देश में यह व्यापक रूप से प्रचलित है। 
आगे पढ़ने के लिए पूरा पर्चा डाउनलोड करें | 

Manual Scavenging must End

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 human excreta from dry latrines and sewers. Though it has been constitutionally banned for more than twenty years now, it is still found to be widely prevalent in the country.

ऋषिपाल की मौत - दलित-विरोधी हरियाणा में दोस्ती की कीमत

यह रिपोर्ट पीयूडीआर, दिल्ली और पीयूसीआर, हरियाणा द्वारा एक 22 वर्षीय दलित लड़के ऋषिपाल की आत्महत्या पर की गई फैक्ट-फाइंडिंग के बारे में है | ऋषिपाल को एक वयस्क लड़की के अपहरण में सह-आरोपी बताया गया था | अन्य पिछड़ी जाति की इस लड़की एकता ने वास्तव में अपने परिवार के खिलाफ जाकर, अपनी मर्ज़ी से किसी दलित लड़के के साथ शादी कर ली थी | यह रिपोर्ट पुलिस और प्रशासन की भूमिका और साथ ही हिरासत में हिंसा और हरियाणा में जाति संबंधों पर भी प्रकाश डालती है |

Rishipal's Death: The Cost of Friendship in Anti-Dalit Haryana

The report narrates the findings of the fact-finding team comprising Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Peoples Union for Civil Rights (PUCR), Haryana into the suicide of 22-year old dalit boy, Rishipal. Rishipal was implicated as an accomplice in the alleged kidnapping of an adult OBC girl, who had actually wilfully eloped and married another dalit boy. The Report sheds light on the role of the police and administration, custodial violence and caste relations in Haryana.
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