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

23 May 2017
PUDR strongly condemns the commendation conferred on Major Leetul Gogoi by none less than the Army Chief for taking Farooq Dar hostage, tying Dar to the front of his jeep allegedly to ward off attacking stone-pelters, and then driving around for several hours to warn people that a similar fate awaited them. The incident where Dar was used as a human shield occurred in Budgam district in Kashmir  on ...
11 May 2017
On 5th May, 2017 the Supreme Court upheld the High Court judgement giving death penalty to the four accused in the ‘Nirbhaya’ case ie the brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh on December 16, 2012. The trial and conviction of the guilty in a time bound manner within  four and a half years, is a welcome step in the context of the frequent denials of justice to victims of sexual assault. However the...
09 May 2017
CDRO expresses deep concern about the intensifying repression on the Dongria Kondhos of Niyamgiri mountains whose sustained resistance against bauxite mining is a fight for their survival and livelihood. CDRO condemns the midnight raid of the CRPF on the night of May 1, 2017 and the illegal and arbitrary manner in which 20-year old Kuni Sikaka was forcibly taken to the police station in the absence of women police...
03 May 2017
Co-ordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) Press Statement 3rd May, 2017   Wanted! A Responsible Government Reflecting on the Sukma Attack   The Maoist attack of 24th April  in Burkapal village in  Sukma District which  left 25 CRPF jawans  and at least one Maoist dead is the latest  instance in  the cycle of violence and counter-violence...
26 Apr 2017
Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations denounces Government of India and its Law officer for being parsimonious in their espousal of wisdom. Ignorance of law is not counted as an excuse or exonerates a citizen from being prosecuted for commission of a crime. But alarm bells must be sounded when the highest legal officer of Government of India, who is meant to uphold law, the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi...
25 Apr 2017
Services of over seven hundred workers of an automobile parts manufacturing company, Omax Auto Ltd., Dharuhera, were terminated illegally on 1st February, 2017 without any prior notice. Of these around 400 contract workers were shifted to other units of the company, the rest, supposedly regular workers, who have been working with the company for 12-22 years are rendered jobless. Unable to bear the shock and the...
12 Apr 2017
PEOPLE’S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (PUDR) Press Statement 12th April, 2017 Condemn the brutality in Panjab University and organized attack on institutions of higher education Protest by students of Panjab University (PU) against unprecedented fee hike witnessed brutal lathicharge and usage of tear gas as crowd dispersal method leaving 4 students critically injured. Photojournalists covering the...
18 Mar 2017
गुड़गाँव सत्र अदालत द्वारा स्टेट ऑफ़ हरियाणा बनाम जियालाल एवं अन्य के मुकद्दमे में 10 मार्च 2017 को दोषी ठहराये गए 31 आरोपियों को आज सजा सुनाई गई । इनमें से 13 यूनियन लीडरों को आजीवन कारावास, 4 को पांच साल कैद, और बाकियों को जेल में बिता चुके समय की सज़ा दी गई | पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रेटिक राइट्स न केवल इस कठोर सजा की बल्कि 31 मजदूरों को दोषी ठहराने की भी कड़ी निंदा करता है । यह मुकद्दमा 18 जुलाई 2012 को मारूति के...
18 Mar 2017
The Sessions Court in Gurgaon today announced the quantum of sentence for 31 workers convicted by it on 10th March in the State of Haryana Vs. Jiyalal and Others case. Thirteen union leaders have been awarded life imprisonment, four others five years imprisonment and remaining 14 sentence as already undergone. Peoples Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns not just the severity of punishment, but the...
13 Mar 2017
हाल ही में अनुशासनात्मक कार्यवाही के तहत बस्तर के पूर्व आई. जी. पुलिस एस.पी.आर. कल्लूरी को दो कारण बताओ नोटिस और एक बार चेतावनी पत्र दिए गए और एस. पी. सुकमा आई.के. एलसेला और एस. पी. बस्तर आर.एन. दास के तबादले कर दिए गए। पीपल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रैटिक राइट्स का मानना है कि कानून लागू करने वाले ऑफिसरों की हैसियत से उनके द्वारा किए गए अपराधों की तुलना में ये कार्यवाही किसी भी लिहाज से नाकाफी है। इन दो नोटिसों में उन्हें...
07 Mar 2017
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights finds the two notices and a warning issued to SRP Kalluri, and the transfer of SP Sukma, I.K. Elsela and RN Das SP Bastar as falling far short of their crime as officers of Law. The two notices apart from reprimanding them for attending a private function and making statements against the social media policy of the government, does not have anything for the threats advocated by...
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...

Latest Publications

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 |
05 Nov 2016
Stand up and defend the striking workers of Honda two-wheelers! Stand up for the right to unionise!   2500 contract workers and 200 permanent workers of Honda Company at Tapukhera (Rajasthan-Haryana border) stand dismissed by the management since February, 2016. Why? Because they tried to unionize. From August 2015 Honda management at Tapukhera has harassed, thrashed, injured, suspended workers. Why? Because they...