About Us


Over the last 30 years or more, the civil rights movement in India has emerged as an autonomous voice in defense of civil liberties and democratic rights of our people. The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi, is one such organisation. It came into existence in 1977 as the Delhi unit of a larger national forum,PUCLDR, and became PUDR on 1 February, 1981.


Press Releases


Jul 18 16:29

The state’s war on democracy in Kashmir

 After bullets, pellets, deaths; after curfew, clampdowns on mobile internet and on cable television, the Indian state has further exacerbated the war on people in Kashmir. On the night of 15 July 2016, the police raided, seized and shut down the printing presses of two leading dailies, Rising Kashmir andGreater Kashmir.


Jul 12 17:13

Another bloody harvest: We demand accountability from the state - stop the horrific bloodletting in Kashmir

PUDR unequivocally condemns the violence and repression unleashed by the security establishment on Kashmiri civilian population since the killing of Burhan Wani on Friday evening.


Jun 30 16:02

Accused Hence Guilty: Open Letter to Minister for Women and Child Development by PUDR

Subject: The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016
 
ACCUSED HENCE GUILTY
 

Jun 29 11:47

PUDR demands action against the Gurgaon Gau Raksha Dal for assault and violation of fundamental rights of two cattle transporters

PUDR expresses outrage at the barbaric incident of 10th June where, in a horrific example of discrimination and violation of dignity, two men - Rizwan and Mukhtiar - accused of transporting beef from Mewat to Delhi, were forced to eat cow dung by members of the Gurgaon Gau Raksha Dal.


Latest Publications


Apr 29 08:19

State of Siege: Report on Encounters and Cases of Sexual Violence in Bijapur and Sukma Districts of Chhattisgarh

 On 14 January 2016, a combined team of Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations (CDRO), Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS), conducted a fresh fact-finding in the Sukma and Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh. Initially the objectives of the fact-finding mission was to investigate cases of encounter killings, supposed “surrenders” by Maoists and atrocities against tribal women in the villages in the intervening period of 3 months since the last fact-finding of WSS.


Apr 14 09:16

मैला ढोने की प्रथा बंद हो !

जाति पर आधारित मैला ढोने की प्रथा एक ऐसी प्रथा है जिसमें दलितों की कुछ उपजातियों को अपने हाथों से सूखी लैट्रिन (शुष्क शौचालय) या सीवर में से मल-मूत्र साफ़़ करने, इकट्ठा करने, अपने सिरों पर मैला ढोने या अन्य सम्बंधित कार्यों को करने के लिए मजबूर किया जाता है। हालांकि इस प्रथा को बीस वर्ष पहले ही संविधानिक तौर पर प्रतिबंधित कर दिया गया था, लेकिन आज भी देश में यह व्यापक रूप से प्रचलित है। 
आगे पढ़ने के लिए पूरा पर्चा डाउनलोड करें | 

Apr 13 09:56

Manual Scavenging must End

Manual scavenging is a caste based occupation wherein a certain sub-caste of Dalits are condemned to manually clean, carry, dispose or handle in any manner human excreta from dry latrines and sewers. Though it has been constitutionally banned for more than twenty years now, it is still found to be widely prevalent in the country.