On 13th September 2005, on the ever busy Azadpur Mandi main road, a public protest by basti dwellers of Bharola village in the middle of the day caught the attention of the media.
Information relating to the execution of the death penalty in Pune Central Jail, from 1952 to 1992.
Kashipur, Rayagada district and nearby areas in southwest Orissa have been in the news for a number of bauxite mining and alumina refinery projects being set up by the Orissa government in association with various Indian and foreign mining companies. From the very beginning these projects faced persistent and militant resistance by the local people, largely tribal and scheduled caste.
Information relating to the execution of the death penalty in Tihar Jail, Delhi received from DIG (Prison) Delhi.
In 2004, PUDR investigated six cases of sexual assault that were reported in the press. In five cases, the sexual assault clearly occurred in custody of an employee either of medical institutions or by policeman.
The UPA has been concerned at the manner in which POTA has been grossly misused in the past two years.
There will be no compromise in the fight against terrorism. But given the abuse of POTA that has taken place, the UPA Government will repeal it, while existing laws are enforced strictly (Common Minimum Programme, UPA government, released on 27 May 2004)