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09 May 2017

CDRO expresses deep concern about the intensifying repression on the Dongria Kondhos of Niyamgiri mountains whose sustained resistance against bauxite mining is a fight for their survival and livelihood. CDRO condemns the midnight raid of the CRPF on the night of May 1, 2017 and the illegal and arbitrary manner in which 20-year old Kuni Sikaka was forcibly taken to the police station in the absence of women police personnel, leave alone any warrant. The next 36 hours were the most torturous for her and activists of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti(NSS),who followed her to the police station. 

03 May 2017

The Maoist attack of 24th April  in Burkapal village in  Sukma District which  left 25 CRPF jawans  and at least one Maoist dead is the latest  instance in  the cycle of violence and counter-violence between the security forces and the Maoists  in Chhattisgarh, which has resulted in  a regrettable loss of lives over the years.  The incident has understandably generated a great deal of anger and sorrow, as well as the expected political jingoism. The rumours that began circulating in the media added to the frenzy, hiding the real issues.

13 Mar 2017

हाल ही में अनुशासनात्मक कार्यवाही के तहत बस्तर के पूर्व आई. जी. पुलिस एस.पी.आर. कल्लूरी को दो कारण बताओ नोटिस और एक बार चेतावनी पत्र दिए गए और एस. पी. सुकमा आई.के. एलसेला और एस. पी. बस्तर आर.एन.

07 Mar 2017

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights finds the two notices and a warning issued to SRP Kalluri, and the transfer of SP Sukma, I.K. Elsela and RN Das SP Bastar as falling far short of their crime as officers of Law. The two notices apart from reprimanding them for attending a private function and making statements against the social media policy of the government, does not have anything for the threats advocated by them against citizens.

31 Jan 2017

1992 में बिहार के हुए बारा हत्याकांड के मामले, जिसमें 35 भूमिहार जाति के लोगों की हत्या हुई थी, के सज़ायाफ्ता नन्हे लाल मोची, वीर कुअर पासवान, कृष्णा मोची (तीनों दलित) और धमेन्द्र सिंह की फांसी की सज़ा को राष्ट्रपति द्वारा उम्रकैद में बदले जाने का पीयूडीआर स्वागत करता है। परन्तु इस मामले में फांसी को उम्रकैद में बदला जाना अधूरा न्याय है क्योंकि इससे संबंधित शर्तों के बारे में किसी तरह की स्पष्टता के अभाव में ये चार कैदी अनिश्चित समय के लिए जेल में सड़ते रहेंगे। इन चार कैदियों को 2001 में टाडा डेज़िगनेटिड कोर्ट ने एक अत्यधिक पक्षपाती मुकदमे द्वारा फांसी की सज़ा सुनाई थी और 2002 में सर्वोच्च न्याय

09 Jan 2017


The Chief Justice of India

Supreme Court of India

Tilak Marg

New Delhi - 110201 (India)



Subject: Seeking immediate intervention into the arrest of activists of the Telangana Democratic Front on false charges and other attacks on rights defenders by police and vigilante groups in Chhattisgarh

Honourable Sir,

30 Dec 2016

PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of Shalini Gera, an advocate and member of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JAG LAG) by the Chhattisgarh police. On 27th December 2016, she received a phone call from Mr. RN Dash SP Bastar, informing her that he has received a written complaint stating that she has exchanged notes worth Rs. 10 lakhs for Naxalites in the Goel Dharamshala in Jagdalpur on Monday, December 26, 2016. She was also accused of meeting Naxalites in Dantewada jungles.

28 Dec 2016

CDRO  strongly condemns the arrest of a 7 member Fact Finding team by the Telangana police at Dummagudem village of Bhadrachalam district on 25th December, 2016 at 6 pm and in turn handing them over to the Sukma Police (Chhattisgarh State). We also strongly object to the way Sukma Police foisted false cases against the Fact Finding team members under Sections 8(1),(2) (3)and (5) of the Chhattisgarh State Public Security Act.

10 Nov 2016

PUDR expresses its disquiet that Bastar Police has recorded an FIR on the basis of a complaint filed by wife of deceased Shamnath Baghel, of Nama village under Kumakoleng Gram Panchayat in Tongpal who was killed, on November 4th allegedly by the Maoists.

12 Sep 2016

In the backdrop of the history of mass killings in rural Bihar over the two decades of the 1980s and the 1990s, and the fact finding missions conducted by PUDR, we bring out a report on the Bara massacre that happened on 12th February 1992 at village Bara in the Gaya district of Bihar.