ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Pre-decided Maruti Suzuki Case

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights report on the Maruti Suzuki case judgment says that it is illustrative of the anti-worker bias entrenched in the law and order machinery. The prosecution’s brief in the case involving the violence at the Manesar plant in July 2012 was riddled with discrepancies, but 31 workers were convicted—13 of them sentenced to life imprisonment—based on the testimonies of the management personnel, says the report.

Culture of Impunity

No Encounter in Gadchiroli

Maoist Attack in Jharkand

On October 27, activists from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) opened fire on a group of people watching a cultural programme in Chikadhia village in Jharkhand. Eighteen people were killed on the spot, including Anup Marandi, the son of the former chief minister Babulal Marandi. One woman died...

Violating Workers' Rights, Targeting Students

Ostensibly, such a course of action was deemed fit in view of the gherao of JNU’s registrar by students on February 19, 2007. However, the gherao by students cannot be viewed in isolation but ought to be viewed in its proper context: student anger at the mistreatment and exploitation of contract...

Right to Propagation of Views

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses its alarm at the crackdown taking place in Jammu and Kashmir on the Tehreek i Hurriyet, a prominent nationalist group, at a time when a “peace process” is supposed to be on. The government has placed under house arrest Syed Ali Shah Geelani...
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