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Tyranny in Kashmir

The rape and murder of Asiya Jan and Neelofer Jan by members of the CRPF in Shopian, Kashmir and the subsequent dumping of their bodies in a stream is a horrific crime by any measure in any society. When the crime is committed by state forces in a situation of armed insurgency and nationality...

Binayak Sen

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen in the case levelled by the Chhat tisgarh government that resulted in the noted civil rights activist being confined for over two years in Raipur jail on charges of sedition and...

Preventive Detention

When a crime is committed in full public view, what reason can there be for not prosecuting but instead invoking a preventive detention law such as the National Security Act (NSA), as has been done in the case of Varun Gandhi. People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) as a matter of principle...

Arcelor-Mittal in Jharkhand

For the tribals of villages in the Gumla and Khunti districts of Jharkhand, where the Arcelor-Mittal steel plant is to be situated, the company does not spell employment opportunities as much as an annihilation of their way of life, their culture and the environment. Unconvinced by the rehabilitation and resettlement policies of the state government and the company, they are continuing their agitation against the steel major.

Unorganised Labour: Delhi's Twin Tragedies

Two tragedies in Delhi which left 24 workers dead reveal the abysmal working conditions prevailing in the informal sector of the country. They also show up the dereliction of constitutional responsibilities by the state in upholding the rights and liberties of the working class.

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