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PUDR Salutes Kothari

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses its sincere condolences on the death of Rajni Kothari — public intellectual, civil rights activist and institution builder. Kothari’s academic pursuits emerged from his democratic commitments and deep concern for the marginalised and deprived...

Release All Maruti Workers

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the bail granted by the Supreme Court to Sunil, s/o Satpal and Kanwaljeet Singh, two of the Maruti workers on 23 February 2015. Sunil and Kanwaljeet are among the 147 workers who were arrested in the aftermath of the violence on 18 July 2012 in...

'War and the Lightness of Being Adivasi'

Between 26 and 31 December 2014, a Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) fact-finding team visited nine villages of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh to ascertain reports of arrests, intimidation and harassment, including sexual abuse by security forces who are stationed there to fight the...

Subversion of Justice

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) notes with extreme concern the imminent hanging of Mohd Arif alias Mohd Ashfaq, a Pakistani national for the 22 December 2000 attack on the Red Fort in which three army personnel of the 7th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles lost their lives. Arif was...

Greenpeace Activist

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the union government for preventing Priya Pillai of Greenpeace (India) from travelling to London. Greenpeace came under scrutiny because of its support to Mahan Sangharsh Samiti, a grass-roots organisation challenging the coal mining licence for...

Food Entitlements

We are a group of research scholars and student volunteers who have just spent three weeks surveying the public distribution system (PDS) around the country. We are writing to share a few thoughts on the National Food Security Act in the light of this experience. Our survey covered more than 100...

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