Attacks on migrants in Gujarat - denial of right to life and livelihood. PUDR demands arrest, prosecution of attackers.

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. About 50,000 Hindi speaking migrants have left Gujarat and returned to their native states the attacks began. Without jobs and homes, destitution stares them in the face.

Stop the Intimidation and Harassment of Kathputli colony residents

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. 250 police personnel) on 18th night and barricades around the colony were erected. The next morning, on 19 December, DDA officials along with the police went to get the signatures of some residents who have decided to shift to a transit camp at Anand Parbat.

Stop arrests and harassment of activists protesting against Kanhar Dam Project

 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. The arrest of Roma Malik, Sukalo (30th June), Gambheera Prasad (21st April), Pankaj, Laxman and Ashrafi Yadav (14th April) of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) is the latest demonstration of such terror tactics.

Oppose the Re-Launch Of Salwa Judum In Chhattisgarh

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. While inaugurating the Vikas Sangharsh Samiti in Dantewada on 5th May, the new leader, Chhavindra Kumar, announced that the main aim of the Samiti will be to “finish the Maoists in Bastar”.

युद्ध-क्षेत्र में आदिवासी जिंदगियाँ : बीजापुर के गावों में सुरक्षा कैंप के बीच असुरक्षित जीवन

26 से 31 दिसंबर 2014 के बीच पी.यू.डी.आर.

युद्ध-क्षेत्र में आदिवासी जिंदगियाँ : बीजापुर के गावों में सुरक्षा कैंप के बीच असुक्षित जीवन

दिसंबर 2014  में पी. यू. डी. आर. का एक जांच दल छत्तीसगढ़ के बीजापुर जिले के 9  गांवों  में गया.

Condemning Undemocratic Extension of AFSPA

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. Coming in the wake of the recent massacre of adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) on December 23, 2014 in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur and Chirang districts of Assam, this extension is a testament to the state’s militarised approach to the political issues underlying the carnage. 

Kathputli Colony at receiving end

 On the 24 February, 2014, the LG of Delhi put off the demolition of the Kathputli colony till the 1st April. But demolished it will be. Nearly fifty year old Kathputli Colony, home to 3274 households comprising between 15000-17000 people will be bulldozed at the hands of a nexus between the Union Ministry of Urban Development, the DDA and the builders Rahejas. 

A system of Injustice: The Displacemen and Impoverishment of Pardhis in Multai, Madhya Pradesh

This report discusses the account of attack on Pardhi community in September 2007 in Madhya Pradesh, a notified tribe, on the assumption of criminal nature of the Pardhi community. The attack demolished the entire village by the local farmers with active connivance of state machinery, including police and higher administration, politicians including MLA.  The displacement and destruction also included murder and gang rape.   While the administration seems to have actively engineered the conditions for the demolition, the police remained steadfastly inactive.

अन्याय की व्यवस्था: मध्य प्रदेश के मुल्ताई में पारधीयों का हिंसपूर्वक विस्थापन और उनकी बदहाली यौन उत्पीड़न पर सरकारी पर्दा

यह रिपोर्ट सितंबर 2007 मे  दक्षिण मध्य प्रदेश के चोठिया गाँव मे पारधी समुदाय पर स्थानीय किसानो द्वारा किए गए तहस नहस और उनके विस्थापन का ब्योरा देती है। इस घटना के दौरान पुलिस और उच्च प्रशासन की राज्य मशीनरी भी मौजूद थी। इलाके के विधायक और कई राजनैतिक नेताओं ने भी इस कार्यवाही को जायज ठहराया था। इस विध्वंस के दौरान हत्या और सामूहिक बलात्कार की घटनाओं का भी उल्लेख किया गया। स्थानीय कार्यकर्ताओं, वकीलों, और पत्रकारों के निरंतर प्रयासों के बाद केवल न्यायपालिका ही पारधीयों के बचाव के लिया आगे आई। 

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