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

26 Feb 2017
पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डेमोक्रटिक राइट्स (पीयूडीआर) प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - 26.02.2017 झारखण्ड कार्यकर्ता शशि भूषण पाठक के निधन पर खेद झारखण्ड के हमारे साथी कार्यकर्ता शशि भूषण पाठक के निधन पर पीयूडीआर खेद व्यक्त करता है | 25 फरवरी 2017 की सुबह खबर मिली की साथी शशि भूषण पाठक वेल्लोर के क्रिस्चियन मेडिकल कॉलेज में चल बसे | वे लम्बे समय से डायबिटीज और गुर्दे की बीमारी से पीड़ित थे | कामरेड पाठक बिहार में सत्तर के दशक...
23 Feb 2017
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22 Feb 2017
In the most appalling display of hooliganism in the name of nationalism, the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) took to violence in the premises of Delhi University over the last two days. The complete impunity that they enjoyed was evident in the fact that despite heavy police presence in campus on both days, the goons were allowed to go on a rampage physically assaulting teachers, students and...
14 Feb 2017
PUDR condemns the anti-women stand of the Naga HoHo/ Naga Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) in the context of reservation of seats for women in elections to local urban bodies. The accompanying mob-violence and the threats to women who wanted to contest from reserved seats, reveals the irony that a movement fighting for freedom for Naga people is willing to suppress rights of half of the population who comprise women...
31 Jan 2017
1992 में बिहार के हुए बारा हत्याकांड के मामले, जिसमें 35 भूमिहार जाति के लोगों की हत्या हुई थी, के सज़ायाफ्ता नन्हे लाल मोची, वीर कुअर पासवान, कृष्णा मोची (तीनों दलित) और धमेन्द्र सिंह की फांसी की सज़ा को राष्ट्रपति द्वारा उम्रकैद में बदले जाने का पीयूडीआर स्वागत करता है। परन्तु इस मामले में फांसी को उम्रकैद में बदला जाना अधूरा न्याय है क्योंकि इससे संबंधित शर्तों के बारे में किसी तरह की स्पष्टता के अभाव में ये चार...
30 Jan 2017
PUDR welcomes the decision of the President commuting the death sentences of Nanhe Lal Mochi, Veer Kuar Paswan, Krishna Mochi and Dharmender Singh, convicted in the Bara massacre of 1992 for killing 35 members of the Bhumihar caste in Bihar. Commutation in this case, however, is justice half done as the four prisoners will continue to languish in jail indefinitely in the absence of any clarity on the terms of...
24 Jan 2017
People’s Union for Democratic Rights   Condemn the Intimidation of Bela Bhatia   PUDR strongly condemns the intimidation of activist Bela Bhatia by members of the vigilante group AGNI on 23 January 2017.  This intimidation comes just a few days after the NHRC’s visit to Bastar to record the statements of women who have suffered sexual violence at the hands of the security forces and the...
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...

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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