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

30 Dec 2016
PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of Shalini Gera, an advocate and member of Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JAG LAG) by the Chhattisgarh police. On 27th December 2016, she received a phone call from Mr. RN Dash SP Bastar, informing her that he has received a written complaint stating that she has exchanged notes worth Rs. 10 lakhs for Naxalites in the Goel Dharamshala in Jagdalpur on Monday, December 26, 2016....
29 Dec 2016
CDRO  strongly condemns the arrest of a 7 member Fact Finding team by the Telangana police at Dummagudem village of Bhadrachalam district on 25th December, 2016 at 6 pm and in turn handing them over to the Sukma Police (Chhattisgarh State). We also strongly object to the way Sukma Police foisted false cases against the Fact Finding team members under Sections 8(1),(2) (3)and (5) of the Chhattisgarh State Public...
21 Dec 2016
On 30th November 2016, the Supreme Court of India issued an interim order laying out seven directives to be followed marking respect for the National Anthem of India. These included the requirement for all to stand whenever the national anthem was played as well the compulsory playing of the national anthem at all cinema halls before every screening. The directives were issued with an intent to ‘instill a...
20 Dec 2016
PUDR notes with concern the intimidation of the residents of Kathputli colony by the Delhi police since the night of 18 December. While Police presence was visible in and around Kathputli colony for the past few days, the police were deployed in large numbers (approx. 250 police personnel) on 18th night and barricades around the colony were erected. The next morning, on 19 December, DDA officials along with the...
10 Nov 2016
PUDR expresses its disquiet that Bastar Police has recorded an FIR on the basis of a complaint filed by wife of deceased Shamnath Baghel, of Nama village under Kumakoleng Gram Panchayat in Tongpal who was killed, on November 4th allegedly by the Maoists. The FIR recorded on November 5th   invoked Sections 302 (murder), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly...
03 Nov 2016
पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स हाल में हुए भोपाल फर्ज़ी मुठभेड़ के खिलाफ लखनऊ में धरना दे रहे रिहाई मंच के कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ स्थानीय पुलिस द्वारा की गई बदसलूकी की कड़ी निंदा करता है | आज इस देश में गुंडा राज देखने को मिल रहा है | जहां एक तरफ बर्बर तरीके से 8 विचाराधीन कैदियों को, जो की प्रतिबंधित संगठन सिमी से जुड़े मामलों में अभियुक्त थे, फर्ज़ी मुठभेड़ में मार दिया जाता है | वहीँ दूसरी तरफ इसके खिलाफ उठती आवाज़ों...
03 Nov 2016
पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स हाल में हुए भोपाल फर्ज़ी मुठभेड़ के खिलाफ लखनऊ में धरना दे रहे रिहाई मंच के कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ स्थानीय पुलिस द्वारा की गई बदसलूकी की कड़ी निंदा करता है | आज इस देश में गुंडा राज देखने को मिल रहा है | जहां एक तरफ बर्बर तरीके से 8 विचाराधीन कैदियों को, जो की प्रतिबंधित संगठन सिमी से जुड़े मामलों में अभियुक्त थे, फर्ज़ी मुठभेड़ में मार दिया जाता है | वहीँ दूसरी तरफ इसके खिलाफ उठती आवाज़ों...
02 Nov 2016
On the morning of 31st October eight male Muslim undertrials- Amjad Khan, Mehboob alias Guddu, Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Salik, Akeel Khilji, Mohammad Khalid, Mujeeb Shaikh, Majid- all accused in SIMI related cases, were brutally shot dead by the Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police. As per the police, the eight had allegedly escaped from Bhopal Central Jail, were armed and dangerous, and the police had no option but to take...
28 Oct 2016
On 27th October 2016 several organisations in Delhi came together in protest at Jantar Mantar demanding restoration of civil liberties and democratic rights in Kashmir. People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) affirms its solidarity with the people of Kashmir who have been battling a state of siege for over 100 days. In 111 days, since July 8th, the aged, the infants, the children, the youth, women, the men—have...
27 Oct 2016
PEOPLE”S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (PUDR) Press Statement 26th October, 2016 From Burning Villages to Burning Effigies PUDR strongly condemns the burning of the effigies of activists and a journalist by the Chhatissgarh Auxiliary police force across Bastar in a widely publicised ‘offical protest on 24th October. This show of strength by state forces against civilians was the latest and most brazen example...
02 Oct 2016
   पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स (पीयूडीआर) प्रेस विज्ञप्ति   हौंडा मज़दूरों के यूनियन बनाने के मूल अधिकार का समर्थन!   पीयूडीआर ने हमेशा माना है की यूनियन बनाने का अधिकार और सामूहिकसमझौता संविधान के अनुच्छेद 19(1)(c) के तेहत एक मूल अधिकार है | यह अधिकार मज़दूरों को अपनी परेशानियां रखने और मैनेजमेंट के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाने के लिए ज़रूरी है | जब भी मज़दूर एकजुट होने की कोशिश करते...
02 Oct 2016
 Support Honda Workers’ Fundamental Right to Organise!   PUDR has long held that the right to form a Trade Union and engage in collective bargaining is a fundamental right under Article 19(1)c of the Indian Constitution- Freedom to form a union or  association. This right is necessary if workers are to have any chance to get their grievances -regarding terms of employment, service conditions...
20 Sep 2016
 पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स प्रेस विज्ञप्ति (20सितम्बर 2016) मोदी सरकार को किस बात का डर? 16 सितम्बर 2016 को उना दलित अत्याचार लड़त समिति के संयोजक एवं युवा नेता जिगनेश मेवानी को अहमदाबाद पुलिस ने पकड़ लिया | मेवानी को उस समय पकड़ा गया जब वह दिल्ली से लौटे | वे दिल्ली में जंतर मंतर पर दलित स्वाभिमान संघर्ष समिति द्वारा आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम में आमसभा को संबोधित करके लौट रहे थे | इस सभा में उन्होंने 1...
19 Sep 2016
 People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Delhi, 19th September, 2016 PUDR Salutes Shri Bojja Tharakam People’s Union for Democratic Rights expresses its sincere condolences at the death of Shri. Bojja Tarakam, a tall figure fighting the cause of the Dalits, Minorities and a strong defender of civil liberties movements in the country for the last 50 years.  He was a prolific writer,...
17 Sep 2016
Coordination of Democratic Rights Organization denounces the arrest of Khurram Parvez on the intervening night of 15-16 September at 12.30 AM from his house at Srinagar. He had returned from Delhi in the very morning of 15th September after being detained for nearly two hours and prevented from travelling to Geneva for the UN Human Rights Council's meeting.  Khurram Parvez is chairpersons of Asian Federation...

Latest Publications

16 Nov 2016
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - 16.11.16 एल.जी. इलैक्ट्रौनिक्स इंडिया लिमिटेड की उद्योग विहार ग्रेटर नोएडा स्थित फैक्टरी पर 11 जुलाई से 20 जुलाई 2016 तक करीब 650 मज़दूरों ने कब्ज़ा किया था। एल.जी. के मज़दूरों के परिवारों के सदस्यों और आसपास की फैक्टरियों के मज़दूर भी फैक्टरी के गेट पर मज़दूरों के समर्थन में इकट्ठा होते रहे थे। वहाँ बड़ी संख्या में पुलिस वाले और निजी सुरक्षा कर्मी तैनात कर दिए गए थे। पी.यू.डी.आर. ने इस घटना की जांच की और एक रिपोर्ट जारी की है | रिपोर्ट की...
16 Nov 2016
Press Release (16.11.16) The LG Electronics India Private Limited factory in Udyog Vihar, Greater Noida was occupied by nearly 650 workers for ten days from 11th July to 20th July 2016. Family members and workers from nearby factories gathered outside the factory gate in support. There was heavy police deployment along with the presence of private security. PUDR conducted a fact finding into the incident and has brought out a report. A copy of the full...
05 Nov 2016
हौंडा मोटरसाइकिल मजदूरों के यूनियन बनाने के अधिकार के समर्थन में बांटे गए इस पर्चे को पढने के लिए कृपया नीचे दिए गए लिंक पर क्लिक करके पर्चा डाउनलोड करें |
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