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Threat to Constitutional Democracy

A spate of political killings in West Bengal, which in a few months from now will hold state assembly elections, is a matter of deep concern. Hitherto the media and the authorities had confi ned themselves to condemning killings by the CPI (Maoists) in the Jangalmahal area, in which offi cially it...

Why Ban the Bajrang Dal?

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) finds the activities of the Hindutva group, in particular, that of Bajrang Dal (BD) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), repugnant and considers them a major threat to social peace and harmony. However, we do not support the demand being made for...

Investigation in Kashmir

A six-member team from four human rights organisations conducted an investigation into the “economic blockade” in Kashmir and its aftermath and toured the districts of Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and Bandipora between August 22 and 25. The team spoke to victims of the violence and their families,...

Murderous Attack

We, members of Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations, condemn the murderous attack, according to the eyewitnesses, by personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group on human rights defender and lawyer Pervez Imroz. On June 30, 2008 at approximately 10.30 pm...

Silencing Dissenting Voices

PUDR strongly protests against the arrest of and demands the immediate release on bail of Prashant Rahi, a senior journalist who has been in the custody of the Uttarakhand police since December 17, 2007. The police have accused him of being a Maoist commander. He has been charged under Sec 121 (...

Suppression of Dissent

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the arrest and continued detention of Govindan Kutty, editor of People’s March. People’s March is a legally registered publication that has been appearing for seven years, reporting regularly on various movements taking place in different...

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