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Futility of Capital Punishment

The judgment on the 16 December 2012 Delhi gang rape case awarding death penalty to all four accused seems to have brought finality to the cries for justice.

Criminalising Dissent

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) unequivocally condemns the undemocratic ways of the Odisha government in trying to further corporate interests under the rhetoric of deve­lopment, subjecting the locals to repression, displacement and a threat to survival.

Suppressing Protest

We are witnessing a different “culture of democracy” where the right to protest is increasingly becoming not just an empty notion, in fact, protest itself is being turned into an offence.

Throttling Freedom in Kashmir

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the imposition of curfew accompanied by a blanket gag on all media, including television, print and online, in the Kashmir Valley following the hanging of Afzal Guru on 9 February.

Welcome Report on Kashmir

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the release of the study “Alleged Perpetrators” by the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on the culture of impunity, wh

Arrest of APCLC Activists

The arrest of activists of Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh is yet another sign of the muzzling of democratic voices of protest and erosion of the democratic space.

Noor Mohammed Bhatt

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its concern at the arrest of Noor Mohammed Bhatt, lecturer of English at Gandhi Memorial College, by the J&K police on 9 December 2010 under S 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and S 153 of RPC for setting an examination question pape

Statement on Ayodhya Verdict -II

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) is deeply disturbed by the underlying basis for the majority view of the three-judge bench in the Ayodhya case.

When Will the State Learn?

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns the 13 September bloodbath in which 17 persons were shot dead by Indian security forces and 131 injured in different parts of the Kashmir Valley.

Worker Deaths

Hundred and nine workers have died so far in the construction sites of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), according to an affidavit submitted by Metro autho rities to the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR).

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) is a piece of legislation whose purpose is far removed from any notion of justice.

Killing of Azad and Hemchandra Pandey

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the killing of Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and a freelance journalist Hemchandra Pandey in Adilabad District of Andhra Pradesh on 2 July 2010.


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