Reports - Year Wise

26 Dec 2000
This year there have been 9 deaths in the custody of the Delhi Police and 1 in the custody of the CBI, which we have investigated. Of the 9 deaths in police custody, 4 have been explained away as suicides and 3 have been attributed to public beating. In the remaining 2, the police admit that their men were involved in the beating of the victim. However, they deny that these deaths are "...
22 Nov 2000
This report presents a critique of the Supreme Court judgment on the  Narmada dam. The peoples struggle against Sardar Sarovar dam began in 1980 with Nimad Bachao Andolan. This was joIned by other organizations and subsequently led to the formation of the Narmda Bachao Andolan (NBA). In 1994 the NBA filed a comprehensive writ petition in the Supreme Court regarding the construction of the...
22 Nov 2000
This report presents a critique of the Supreme Court judgment on the  Narmada dam. The peoples struggle against Sardar Sarovar dam began in 1980 with Nimad Bachao Andolan. This was joIned by other organizations and subsequently led to the formation of the Narmda Bachao Andolan (NBA). In 1994 the NBA filed a comprehensive writ petition in the Supreme Court regarding the construction of the...
18 May 2000
On Sunday, 9 April 2000, perhaps one of the worst ever incidents of police terror against students since the Emergency took place in Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. A four-member team of PUDR carried out a fact-finding investigation into the incident and its aftermath. The team spoke to several eyewitnesses, including the provost of the SRK (Shafiqur Rehman Kidwai) hostel, Dr. Mohd....
15 Mar 2000
पी. यू. डी. आर. ने अन्य जनवादी संगठनों के साथ मिलकर समय समय पर टाडा तहत बार बार गिरफ्तार किए गए लोगों और उनकी असीम यंत्रणाओं को संकलित किया है। इन रेपोर्टों में सिर्फ कानून की छिटपुट उलंघनों का ही विस्तार नही है  बल्कि बल्कि टाडा कानून के ढाचे में निहित प्रावधानों पर भी व्याख्यान हैं। देश भर में टाडा के खिलाफ उठे व्यापक विरोधों के फलस्वरूप टाडा को 1995 में खारिज कर दिया गया था। परंतु इस...
11 Feb 2000
PUDR and other civil.rights organisations 'have time and again aftempted to chronicle the immense human sufiering that the earlier TADA inflicted on hundreds of ordinary men and women detained under it. This suffering was not an outcome of 'stray cases of abuse' but built into the very structure of draconian laws. Wide spread protests and struggles of people all over India finallly bore the...