Reports - Year Wise

19 Nov 2007
In a recent judgment the Supreme Court of India, in the case of Masooda Parveen versus Union of India, rejected a writ petitionunder Articles 32 (Right to Constitutional Remedies) and 21 (Protection of life and personalliberty) filed by the wife of one Ghulam Mohiud-in Regoo who died in Army custody, on theground that the deceased was a militant. In the teeth of an admission that the death...
15 Sep 2007
This document was prepared by PUDR on the occasion of Dr. Ramanthan Memorial Meeting, dated 15th September 2007. The dubious practice on injecting drugs such as scopolamine, sodium amytal and sodium pentothal has been practised and discarded by a number of countries over the last century, it has been prevalent in India for only half a decade. However it is gaining popularity in police...
15 Aug 2007
 In 2001, PUDR had brought out a report‘Hard Drive’ on workers’ agitation in Maruti Udyog Ltd, which had led to a lockout and severe repression by the management. The management crushed the existing workers’ union by dismissing its active members and office bearers and by drastically changing the working conditions causing distress to the remaining workers. This was...
12 Aug 2007
The prevalence of male custodial rape in children’s homes, police stations and jails is an incontrovertible fact. However, even the statistics compiled by institutions like the National Commission of Human Rights do not include male custodial rape. Today, a policeman accused of custodial rape is prosecuted under Section 377 of the IPC.This provision titled ‘unnatural offenses’ makes no...
29 Jun 2007
On 15 November 2006, fifteen construction workers employed at the School for Physical Sciences (SPS) site in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were dismissedby the contractor when they protested a Rs. 5 cut in their daily wages.The post-cut Rs. 65 placed these workers, already living on hand-to-mouth existence, in a perilous position. The dismissed workers approached some JNU students to...
11 Jun 2007
A 24 member team belonging to the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajasthan, the People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), Delhi, Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR), Punjab, and students of various National Law University colleges conducted a week-long study of the State and caste violence that gripped Rajasthan. The team undertook visits on 9 and 10 June 2007 to five...
17 May 2007
17.05.2007 DR BINAYAK SEN, General Secretary, Chhattisgarh PUCL and National Vice President of PUCL was arrested by the Chhattisgarh police on 14 May 2007 under sections of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005 and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for alleged links with banned Maoist groups. Binayak Sen’s arrest under sections of the Chhattisgarh Special Public...
11 Jan 2007
 This report is the result of a joint fact-finding conducted by various democratic rights organisations (PUCL Chhattisgarh; Lok Shahi Hakk Sangathana, CPDR, Ramai Pratisthan, Mumbai; PUDR, Samajik Nyay Samiti, Jaatiya Shoshan Virudh Sangharsh Samiti, Sangharshrat Naujawan Sangathan, Dalit Intellectual Forum of Human Rights, Editor Apeksha, Delhi; PUCL, Committe Against Violance on Women,...