Reports - Year Wise

23 Oct 2015
 Dead Wrong: Why was DhananjoyChatterjee Hanged?is a report which questions the judicial decision to hang Dhananjoy Chatterjee on 14th August 2004 in Kolkata’s Alipore Correctional Home. Chatterjee, a security guard, was awarded death penalty for the rape and murder of an 18 year old girl, Hetal Parekh, in March 1990 in her apartment in Bhowanipore, Kolkata. On the basis of a detailed...
22 Oct 2015
 The gruesome daylight murder of a 56-year old man in a Toyota showroom in the heart of Mumbai ought to have made front page news. Further that Yakub Abdul Hassan Shaikh, a father of 3, was murdered by his co-workers, a day after the Dadri lynching, on 29th September, 2015 ought to have made the city police swing into action mode.  This report is the outcome of a joint fact finding of...
28 Aug 2015
उद्योग विहार की कपड़ा फक्ट्रियों में हादसों की सूची बढ़ती जा रही है | 20 जून 2015 को ओरियेंट क्राफ्ट नामक फैक्ट्री के 'फिनिशिंग' विभाग में काम करने वाले एक मज़दूर पवन कुमार को लिफ्ट का प्रयोग करते समय बिजली के झटके लगे थे और वह घायल हो गया था | खबर सुनते ही कई मज़दूर फैक्ट्री के गेट पर इकट्ठा हो गए थे | इससे पहले 12 फरवरी 2015 को उद्योग विहार, गुड़गांव में कपड़ा फैक्ट्रियों के सैंकड़ों मज़दूर सड़कों पर आ...
15 Aug 2015
 On July 30, 2014 Justice Kait headed SIMI Tribunal upheld the ban after examining 21 cases, 18 of which were “fresh cases” and examining 30 state officials in “support of the ban” and concluded that: “the evidence brought on record clearly and unambiguously establishes that despite being banned since 27th September, 2001, except for a brief period in between,...
23 Jul 2015
 भारतीय जनता पार्टी सरकार ने अपने 2014 के चुनाव पत्र में गौमांस पर प्रतिबंध और गौसंरक्षण को एक बड़ा मुद्दा बनाया था। इसी को अमल में लाते हुए, मार्च 2015 से महाराष्ट्र व हरियाणा में गौहत्या प्रतिबंधी कानूनों को पारित करने और उनमें संशोधन लाने का सिलसिला शुरू हुआ। तब से गौमांस और गौहत्या पर प्रतिबंध का विषय लगातार सुर्खियों में छाया हुआ है। पर इन सब के बीच कुछ सवाल दब कर रह जाते हैं - जैसे कि...
08 Jul 2015
 PEOPLES UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS has long held that freedoms conferred by the Constitution as well as those which flow from International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), are intrinsic to our pursuit of democratic rights. These ‘freedoms’ are not only meant for individuals but also, and most significantly, for our right to form associations in order to...
04 Jun 2015
 On 12 February 2015, hundreds of workers of garment factories at Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, came out on the streets and pelted stones at some of the garment factory buildings in response to the rumour of the death of a fellow worker. The incident was widely reported in national newspapers. This prompted People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Perspectives to undertake a joint fact...
24 Mar 2015
दिसंबर 2014  में पी. यू. डी. आर. का एक जांच दल छत्तीसगढ़ के बीजापुर जिले के 9  गांवों  में गया. जांच दाल ने क्षेत्रों में माओवादियों  से लड़ने के लिए तैनात सुरक्षा बलों  के द्वारा की जा रही गिरफ्तारिओ, धमकियों एवं उत्पीड़न के  साथ -साथ यौन  उत्पीड़न  की घटनाओं  को दर्ज़ किया।      
18 Feb 2015
 Since June-July 2014, reports have been filtering in regarding the intensification of Operation Green Hunt in the forest villages of Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Civil rights organizations have been receiving requests to send teams in order to investigate what was happening on the ground. To this end, PUDR conducted a fact-finding in the villages of Sarkeguda, Rajpeta,Kottaguda,...
25 Jan 2015
 On 27th January 2015, the Allahbad High Court will decide whether Surender Koli will live or die as it will hear a petition asking for commutation of his death penalty on grounds of delay. Koli, the dalit manservant of Moninder Pandher, was charged of heinous crimes in the Nithari serial murders and disappearances.
15 Jan 2015
 ‘Love Jihad’ is a name given to a kind of movement whereby women from non-Muslim communities are allegedly ‘lured’ into marrying the Muslim men as a way of furthering conversion to Islam. The issue of ‘Love Jihaad’ dates back to 2009 when in Kerala a case was reported. Though the Kerala government denied any organized...