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The State of Working India

The State of Working India

This article is based on excerpts from the State of Working India (SWI) 2018 brought out by the Centre for Sustainable Employment​ at Azim Premji University. The full report can be downloaded here​.  

How justified is the violence of Hindutva and the state ?

How justified is the violence of Hindutva and the state ?

There was major police action against Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varvara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on 28 August, 2018. Before this police arrested Professor Shoma Sen, Adocate Sudhir Gadling, Sudhir Dhawle, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson on 6…

What is the way out of the NRC crisis?

What is the way out of the NRC crisis?

More than 40 lakh residents of Assam who applied did not find a place in the draft list of the NRC (National Register of Citizens) released on 30 July, 2018. The actual number of excluded people would be more, since not everyone…

PUDR condemns smear campaign by Maharashtra police

PUDR condemns smear campaign by Maharashtra police

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) strongly protests the accusation by the Maharashtra police claiming that the PUDR is a frontal organisation of the CPI (Maoist) party. This is a blatant attempt to threaten and restrict the functioning of…

Statement condemning concerted persecution of democratic rights activists

Statement condemning concerted persecution of democratic rights activists

On 28th August, 2018 the Pune Police swooped down on prominent rights activists of the country: Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navalakha, and Varavara Rao. They were to be taken to Pune on the fabricated charge of being…

The Missing Terror Plot: Bhima Koregaon and the Politics of UAPA

The Missing Terror Plot: Bhima Koregaon and the Politics of UAPA

In the wake of the recent raids and arrests of 5 prominent rights activists, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bhardwaj and Arun Ferreira, on UAPA charges for their alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case, PUDR is releasing…