People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses grave concern at the increasing incidents of violent attacks and gang wars in jail which severely threaten the life and security of the inmates. The Tihar jail authorities have faltered in fulfilling their responsibility of ensuring a safe atmosphere by failing to keep in check violent conflicts among prisoners, the brunt of which is being borne by those inmates that are more vulnerable. On September 13th two Kashmiri undertrials - Mohammed Shafi and Javaid Ahmed - were severely assaulted by members of two warring groups, in Jail No. 3.
10 Oct 2017
27 Jun 2017
PUDR remembers the significant contribution of Justice P.N. Bhagwati to the cause of furthering and protecting fundamental and democratic rights of citizens, in his death on 15 June 2017. In his years as a judge, especially through the 1980s, Justice Bhagwati along with Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, introduced Public Interest Litigation on a substantive scale in India, and the thrust of many of his judgments was to make justice and rights accessible to large numbers. His championing of legal aid can also be seen in this light.
26 Feb 2017
झारखण्ड के हमारे साथी कार्यकर्ता शशि भूषण पाठक के निधन पर पीयूडीआर खेद व्यक्त करता है | 25 फरवरी 2017 की सुबह खबर मिली की साथी शशि भूषण पाठक वेल्लोर के क्रिस्चियन मेडिकल कॉलेज में चल बसे | वे लम्बे समय से डायबिटीज और गुर्दे की बीमारी से पीड़ित थे |
22 Feb 2017
In the most appalling display of hooliganism in the name of nationalism, the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took to violence in the premises of Delhi University over the last two days. The complete impunity that they enjoyed was evident in the fact that despite heavy police presence in campus on both days, the goons were allowed to go on a rampage physically assaulting teachers, students and media reporters, and till now no FIR has been registered against them.
19 Sep 2016
People’s Union for Democratic Rights expresses its sincere condolences at the death of Shri. Bojja Tarakam, a tall figure fighting the cause of the Dalits, Minorities and a strong defender of civil liberties movements in the country for the last 50 years. He was a prolific writer, public intellectual, poet, activist and a lawyer who used his profession to help the most marginalised people in their legal struggles. A popular book written by him “What is to be done when Police arrests you?” has become a Handbook for all the activists in AP and Telangana and elsewhere.