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Fake Encounter Deaths--I

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the slapping of cases against activists of a team of several civil liberties and democratic rights organisations from across the country who conducted a fact-finding visit into the recent killings of 20 red sanders “smugglers” in...

Condemn Acquittal in Hashimpura Massacre

On 21 March 2015, a Delhi sessions court accepted that Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel had committed the 1987 murders at Hashimpura, but acquitted the policemen charged on account of insufficient evidence. Twenty-eight years after the brutal massacre of Muslims by state forces, the...

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...

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