People's Union for Democratic Rights is aghast at the National Investigating Agency (NIA) surreptitiously whisking away Gautam Navlakha from the Tihar Jail to Mumbai on 25 May 2020, without informing his lawyers or his family. 67-year old Gautam Navlakha was arrested by the NIA in the Bhima Koregaon matter, the infamous case that has become the vehicle to arrest human rights activists: journalists, academicians and lawyers critical of government actions.
28 May 2020
गौतम नवलखा और आनंद तेलतुम्बड़े की गिरफ़्तारियों का विरोध करो !: भीमा कोरेगाँव मामले में गिरफ़्तार 11 लोगों की रिहाई की माँग करो !
15 Apr 2020
मानावधिकार कार्यकर्ता आनंद तेलतुम्बड़े और गौतम नवलखा को, देश भर में फैले कोरोना वायरस के संकट के बीच, एन.आई.ए
Protest the Arrests of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde: Demand release of the 11 arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case
14 Apr 2020
The attempt to browbeat rights activists, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde to ‘surrender’ to the National Investigation Agency, amidst a nation-wide lockdown on account of Covid-19, marks a deep and scathing new low in the political history of contemporary India.
17 Feb 2020
People’s Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns the continuous use of the draconian J&K Public Safety Act, PSA, against the leaders and people of Kashmir. In the last six months, since the lock down, as many as eight mainstream political leaders have been booked under the PSA. Besides three former chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference Leaders Ali Mohd. Sagar and Hilal Lone, and PDP leaders Sartaj Madni and Naeem Akhtar have also been booked under PSA.
04 Nov 2019
5th November 2019 marks the 3-month lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP government abrogated the special status of the state under Article 370 and 35A. The BJP government at the centre is projecting the transition into the new set up as absolute “normalcy”. Fact findings conducted by various civil society groups point to a terrifying situation.