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.
20 Aug 2019
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.
19 Jun 2018
Between the 5th and 7th of May 2018, a combined fact-finding team of 40 members from the Coordination for Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO), Indian Association of Peoples’ Lawyers (IAPL) and Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) visited the district of Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
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, the SIMI activists are associating, meeting, conspiring, acquiring arms & ammunitions, and indulging in activities which are disruptive in character and capable of threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Indi
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 promote and propagate collectively held perspectives/views in the public domain. Of all the freedoms we enjoy, free speech matters most, both to individuals as well as to associations.