A six-member team of PUDR conducted a four-day fact-finding from 16-19 December 2019 into the incidents of police brutalities at the campus of Jamia Milia Islamia University on 13 and 15 December 2019. The brutalities happened in the context of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, passed by the Parliament on 11 December 2019.
A COMPROMISED INVESTIGATION: Samjhauta Blast (2007) and Role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
13 Dec 2019
In March 2019, the NIA Special Court, Panchkula delivered the verdict in the Samjhauta Blast Case of 2007, which had killed 67 and injured 13 passengers, mostly Pakistani citizens, aboard the Attari Express near Panipat. The Samjhauta blasts were uncovered as part of a series of alleged Hindutva terror attacks on Muslim places of worship and areas with high concentration of Muslim population, such as the Ajmer and Mecca Masjid blast cases.
05 Dec 2019
The Indian Parliament passed a record number of 28 Acts between 17 June and 7 August 2019, the maximum in one session of Parliament. This Monsoon session was the first after the 2019 general elections in which the BJP-led NDA government returned to power for its second term, having secured 353 out of 545 seats i.e. an almost two-thirds majority. With a divided opposition confined to 189 seats with no clear leading Opposition party, the session saw a completely lop-sided Lok Sabha.
20 Aug 2019
On August 18, a report titled “Corporate Loot and People’s Resistance in Niyamgiri” was released at the CDRO Convention on UAPA and other Draconian Law held in Jalandhar, Punjab. The report is an outcome of a joint fact-finding visit by a 16-member team from April 26-28, 2019 from All India Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization (CDRO) and Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan, Odisha (GASS) to villages of the Niyamgiri area in both Raygada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha.
15 Jul 2018
22nd May 2018 shook the conscience of all the citizens of India when the news of police firing on anti-Sterlite protestors in Tuticorin (Thoothukodi) in TamilNadu and killing 15 of them reached the citizens through different news channels and media reports.