Press Statements

08 Jan 2019
PUDR stands in support of the trans, queer and LGBTQI+ movement in opposing the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill (the Bill) as an assault on the democratic rights of transpersons. The Bill violates the right of transpersons to self-determination and self-identification, recognized by the Supreme Court as a fundamental right under Art. 21 in the 2014 NALSA v. Union of India judgment...
23 Jan 2019
The slapping of sedition charges against writer and academic Hiren Gohain, Akhil Gogoi leader of Kisan Mukti Sangram Samiti, and senior journalist Manajit Mahanta on 7/ 1/19, and the process of filing charge-sheet in the 2016 sedition case against JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, seven Kashmiri students -Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul,...
17 Feb 2019
People’s Union for Democratic Rights expresses outrage over the terrorist attack in Pulwama which killed over 40 CRPF personnel on February 14, 2019 and expresses condolences to the families of the deceased. However, the aftermath of Pulwama has shown rising attacks on Kashmiris in different states, a situation which is extremely worrisome and dangerous, despite a notification advisory by the...
22 Feb 2019
PUDR strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest of Veewon Thokchom, ex-President of Manipur Students Association of Delhi (MSAD) and student of Ambedkar University, on Friday 15th February in a joint operation by Delhi and Manipur police. Veewon has been at the forefront of protests in Delhi opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 and campaigning against arrest of journalist ...