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Radical Observations, Timid Orders

Radical Observations, Timid Orders The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) is distressed at the hiatus between the sharp observations of the Supreme Court judges and their timid, operative orders and judgments. If there was any doubt over this it has been laid to rest by the recent orders of...

Murder of Sr Valsa

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (pudr) joins other rights organisations and civil liberties bodies as well as common grieved citizens of this country in condemning the gruesome murder of Sr Valsa John in Puchwara village of Amrapara block/ PS in Pakur district of Jharkhand. Sr Valsa was...

Dreaded State Outreach

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) unequivocally condemns the raid by the Chhattisgarh Special Task Force and the Rajasthan police on the house of Kavita Srivastava, a noted human rights activist and general secretary of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), in the morning...

Hypocrisy of 'Poverty Line'

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) wishes to draw public attention to the recent controversy where the Planning Commission informed the Supreme Court that anyone earning more than Rs 32 in urban and Rs 26 in rural areas per day is considered above the poverty line. Article 43 of India’...

Intolerant Behaviour

People’s Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) condemns the threats being issued by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI(Maoist)] to members of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and to others investigating and protesting against the killing of Niyamat Ansari at Manika block in Jharkhand. Niyamat...

Rehabilitating SPOs

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the Communist Party of India (Maoist)’s statement following the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court (SC) on the Salwa Judum reassuring the special police officers (SPOs) that the Maoists do not see them as enemies. The Maoists have extended...

Police Action on Ramdev-I

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the midnight crackdown on thousands of people staging a satyagraha and hunger strike at New Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan with Baba Ramdev for demands related to corruption and black money. The attack on the protesters was absolutely...

Death Sentences

The PUDR urges the union government to commute the death sentence on Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar as well as Mahendra Nath Das. While individual circumstances of the case would bring out mitigating factors, there is an issue of miscarriage of justice because their execution would violate the...

Vicious Attack

At about 6 pm on 22 May, Sunilam, Aradhana Bhargava and several leaders and activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (KSS) were viciously attacked by the goons of Adani Power Limited (APL) in Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh (mP). They were set upon on the Narsinghpur Road near Bhulamoh gaon by...

Justice for Niyamat Ansari-II

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the killing of Niyamat Ansari by members of the CPI (Maoist) on 2 March 2011. Niyamat Ansari and his colleague Bhukhan Singh have been active for over a decade raising issues of the right to food and employment guarantee. Niyamat was the...

Hostage-taking and the Adivasis

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) urges the CPI (Maoist) to ensure that no harm comes to V Krishna, collector, Malkangiri district of Orissa as well as Pavitra Mohan Majhi, a junior engineer taken hostage by them. We wish to also state that hostage-taking is a condemnable act and...

Framed by Police

The Additional Sessions Judge, Virender Bhat acquitted Moinuddin Dar and six other Kashmiri men on 2 February this year with the judicial fi nding that the men had been framed by Delhi police personnel. The judge has directed that a first information report (FIR) be lodged against four policemen. The...

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