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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...

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...

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...

FIR against Danish Books

Letters FIR against Danish Books T his is to draw your attention to the registering of an FIR under Section 18 (punishment for conspiracy and knowingly facilitating the commission of terrorist acts, etc) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act (UAPA), 2004 against Sunita of Danish...

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