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Murder of Qateel Siddiqui

It is extremely surprising that Qateel Siddiqui, one of the main suspects in the German Bakery case, was killed in the high security cell of Yerwada Jail. Qateel was under the custody of the ­Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) since 3 May after being handed over by the Delhi Police. The Delhi...

State Repression at Kudankulam

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the ongoing repression by the state on the peaceful protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, particularly since 8 May 2012. It condemns the policy of using tactics of threat and intimidation to crush a...

Nonadanga Slum-Dwellers Attacked

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Police Raj

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Democracy and Counterterrorism

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Disgraceful Award

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Egregious Violations 

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

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...

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