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26 Jan 2021

People’s Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns the continued incarceration and denial of bail to Munawar Faruqui who was arrested on 2 January, 2021 and five others in Indore. Based on the claim of a vigilante group Hind Rakshak Sangathan (HRS), Faruqui and others have been accused of hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community and for uttering jokes about the sitting Home Minister through a case registered at Tukoganj police station, Indore under Sections 295A, 298, 269, 188 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

29 Nov 2020

PUDR condemns the Haryana Government and the Police for filing cases against farmers protesting against the three farmers and Electricity Act.  As per various news reports, Haryana Police have registered cases at Sadar Ambala PS, Baldev Nagar Ambala PS and Dabwali PS against Bhartiya Kisan Union and other farmers' organizations for allegedly breaking police checkpoints and entering Haryana during the 'Delhi chalo' campaign.

19 Nov 2020

On November 17, 2018, Dr P Varavara Rao was taken into custody for his alleged role in the Elgar Parishad Case, after spending 79 days under house arrest. So far he has spent 732 days in jail. The trial has not started.

04 Nov 2020

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the genocide of Sikhs in Delhi which began on 31 October and went on till 4 November. The genocide spread to 40 cities. Official figures state that 2700 were killed in Delhi. Unofficial estimates state that the total number of deaths across India were closer to 10,000. The number of those convicted has been very low, and the process of getting justice tortuous.

08 Aug 2020

जामिया मिल्लिया इस्लामिया परिसर में 13 से 15 दिसंबर 2019 <

13 Jul 2020

PUDR is shocked to learn of the deteriorating condition of P. Varavara Rao in Taloja Jail. His family has held a press conference on July 12, 2020 drawing attention to his almost delirious and incoherent speech evident in his recent phone calls. His co-accused attendant has informed that Varavara Rao is unable to walk or look after himself.

01 Jun 2020

With the surrenders of Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha on April 14, 2020 in Mumbai and Delhi respectively, the NIA, the investigative agency, has ensured the arrest of all 11 prominent human rights activists in the infamous Bhima Koregaon case under the draconian UAPA.

12 May 2020

About eighty days after the riots that convulsed NE Delhi, what is the status of the investigation into the ‘over 700’ FIRs reportedly registered, according to the Home Minister’s statement in Parliament on 11 March, two months ago?

27 Apr 2020

PUDR expresses apprehensions over the health status of Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha who surrendered before the NIA in Mumbai and Delhi respectively on 14 April 2020. Both are implicated in the Bhima Koregaon case of January 2018 in which eleven human rights defenders have been arrested.

30 Mar 2020

करोना वाइरस से बचने के लिए देश भर में लगाए गए लाक्डाउन के बावजूद भी आनंद विहार बस अड्डे, दिल्ली बॉर्डर और यमुना ऐक्स्प्रेस्वे पर पैदल चलते मज़दूरों की तादाद कम नहीं हो रही है। इस संदर्भ में केंद्रीय सरकार, दिल्ली सरकार और सोलिसिटर जेनरल के बयानों और आदेशों को देखें: