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30 Sep 2019

PUDR today released its report on deaths of workers in Delhi while cleaning sewers/septic tanks over the last two years, titled Chronic ‘Accidents’: Deaths of Sewer/Septic Tank Workers, Delhi, 2017-2019.” The release marks the occasion of the declared ‘target’ year for the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (campaign) on 2 October 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and completion of five years of

15 Apr 2018

पी.यू.डी.आर. अपनी रिपोर्ट ‘काओ विजिलांतिज़म : क्राइम, कम्युनिटी एंड लाइवलीहुड, जनवरी 2016 से मार्च 2018’ जारी कर रहा है। इस रिपोर्ट में जनवरी 2016 से मार्च 2018 के बीच घटित गौ रक्षा के नाम पर गुंडागर्दी की घटनाओं का विश्लेषण है। इन गौ-गुंडागर्दी या विजिलांते गतिविधियों को हिंदी एवं अंग्रेजी अखबारों और तथ्यान्वेषी रिपोर्टो के माध्यम से इकट्ठा किया गया है। पी.यू.डी.आर. ने जनवरी 2016 से लेकर अब तक की 137 गौ-गुंडागर्दी (गौ-विजिलांतिज्म) गतिविधियों का लेखाजोखा तैयार किया है। इन घटनाओं में 20 हत्या की वारदाते है जिनमें कुल 29 लोगों की जानें गयीं थीं। यह रिपोर्ट आर.एस.एस.

29 Mar 2017


The Chairperson, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission

The Chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karmcharis

The Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Castes

27th March 2017

Subject: Action against Social Welfare Minister, Government of Karnataka H. Anjaneya for endorsing the inhuman practice of Manual Scavenging

Hon’ble Madam/Sir

02 Nov 2016


The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar

4, Deshratna Marg,

Patna, Bihar - 800001

2nd November, 2016

Subject: Release of Death Row Prisoners, Nanhe Lal Mochi, Veer Kuar Paswan, Krishna Mochi and Dharmender Singh, convicted in the Bara Massacre Case, 1992. 


03 Aug 2016

पीयूडीआर गुजरात में गिर सोमनाथ जिले के उना तालुका अंतर्गत मोटा समाधियाला गाँव में गौर-रक्षकों द्वारा चमार जाति के 7 लोगों के साथ मार-पीट, कपड़े उतारने और प्रदर्शन करने की घटना की कड़ी निंदा करता है। इसने हिन्दुत्व के गाय की राजनीति की ब्राह्मणवादी चरित्र तथा राज्य के जातिवादी चरित्र को केन्द्रीय स्तर पर सामने लाया है। व्यापक रूप से इस बात की सूचना मिली है कि यह घटना पुलिस थाना के ठीक बाहर ही हुई है तथा इसमें ड्युटी पर तैनात पुलिसकर्मियों की लाठियों का प्रयोग किया गया।

28 Jul 2016

PUDR condemns the incident of flogging, stripping and parading of seven men belonging to the chamar caste by vigilante gaurakshaks on 11 July 2016 in Mota Samadhiyala village, Una taluka, Gir Somnath District Gujarat, which has brought the Brahmanical character of Hindutva cow politics and the caste character of the state to centre stage. It has been widely reported that the assault took place just outside the police station, using the lathis of the on-duty policemen.

10 May 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the gruesome rape and murder of the Dalit law student in Kerala’s Perumbavoor district on 28th April 2016, and the appalling indifference demonstrated by the police in securing justice for her. The mutilation of her body is symptomatic of the brutal physical and sexual violence inhering in a caste-based patriarchal society, which is routinely inflicted on Dalit women to deny them dignity even in death.

13 Mar 2016

Manual scavenging is a caste based occupation wherein a certain sub-caste of Dalits are condemned to manually clean, carry, dispose or handle in any manner human excreta from dry latrines and sewers.

18 Jan 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the authorities of the Central University of Hyderabad for their caste based victimisation of Dalit students, which, on 17th January, 2016, resulted in Rohith Vemula , a Dalit Research Scholar in Science Technology and Society Studies in the University, committing suicide.

16 Dec 2015

PUDR expresses deep concern over the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015. On Human Rights Day, 10th December 2015, the apex court upheld five disqualifications laid down in the Act to particularly exclude those who are without specified educational qualifications, without a functional toilet in their homes, in debt, had arrears of electricity bills and had criminal charges framed against them, from contesting the elections to the Panchyati Raj.