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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…

Statements condemning the Aug 28 attack and raid on activists

Statements condemning the Aug 28 attack and raid on activists

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) Press Release 2nd August,2018 Condemn Arrests of Democratic Rights Activists Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira and Varavara Rao and raids at homes of several others! CDRO condemns the raid and…

They cant scare us into silence!

They cant scare us into silence!

With the repeated death threats against my life, and having seen the assassinations of one activist after the other in the last few years, I somehow knew that someday a gun may be turned against me too. Dhabolkar, Kalburgi, Pansare,…

Statement against invitation of Narendra Modi to IIT Bombay convocation

Statement against invitation of Narendra Modi to IIT Bombay convocation

As IIT Bombay students, we are proud that this institution has now stepped in its Diamond Jubilee year and has occupied a prominent place among the other well-known institutes of learning in this world. However, invitation of Mr. Narendra Modi,…

Statements condemning the attack on Sudha Bharadwaj by Republic TV

Statements condemning the attack on Sudha Bharadwaj by Republic TV

PUCL Condemns Defamatory, Scurrilous Attack on Adv. Sudha Bharadwaj, National Secretary, PUCL by Republic TV - Demands Action from National Broadcasting Standards Authority of India and NHRC The PUCL strongly condemns the recent fabricated, malicious and motivated attacks against Advocate…

Public Statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

Public Statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

PUBLIC STATEMENT BY ADVOCATE SUDHA BHARADWAJ, Visiting Professor, National Law University Delhi and National Secretary, Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties I have been informed that Republic TV aired a programme on 4 July 2018, presented by anchor and MD Arnab…

CDRO & WSS Press Release on fact-finding related to police firing and killing of Anti-Sterlite protesters

CDRO & WSS Press Release on fact-finding related to police firing and killing of Anti-Sterlite protesters

The Co-ordination of Democratic Rights Organization (CDRO) and Woman against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) team, consisting of 17 members undertook a fact finding from 16.06.2018 to 18.06.2018 in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu regarding the firing and killing of Anti Sterlite…

IAPL statement condemning arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan

IAPL statement condemning arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan

The Indian Association of People’s lawyers (IAPL) condemns the arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan by the Chennai police in the early hours of Thursday, 21 June 2018. Following the brutal police crackdown in Tuticorin on people protesting against Sterlite Copper Smelter…

Statement on MSS ban and arrest of Bachha Singh

Statement on MSS ban and arrest of Bachha Singh

पिछले 31 मई की रात को मजदूर संगठन समिति (MSS) के महासचिव का० बच्चा सिंह, एवं केंद्रीय सचिव का० दीपक कुमार को बोकारो पुलिस ने चंदनकियारी थाने के अंतर्गत पर्वतपुर गांव से गिरफ्तार किया, और गैरकानूनी तरीके से 58 घंटे…