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Condemning the Killing of Telugu Desam MLA & Ex-MLA By CPI (Maoist)

People’s Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the killing of Telugu Desam MLA, K. SarveswarRao, and a former MLA, Silveri Soma, in Liviriputtu in Dumbriguda Mandal of Vishakhapatnam district on September 24, 2018 allegedly by members of the CPI (Maoist). As per news reports, the incident happened when the two politicians were returning to Araku and their vehicle was intercepted by a slogan shouting group of Maoists, and the weapons carried by the personal security officers of the two were snatched.

Release Anti-Displacement Activist Damodar Turi

PUDR condemns the arrest of anti-displacement activist and founder member of “Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan” (VVJVA) Damodar Turi, on February 15, 2018 at Ranchi, an hour after the “Loktantra Bachao Manch” (Save Democracy Forum) organized meeting had ended. He was not shown a warrant for his arrest and was presented before the Giridih Court next day and sent to judicial custody. His arrest was under a case registered at Giridih Mufassil Police Station on November 7, 2017.


PUDR grieves and rages at the suicide of the young girl from Kunduli, Koraput district on 22 January 2018, who succumbed to the failure of the State to guarantee justice and to secure the freedom of its citizens. On 10 October 2017, she was stabbed and gangraped by 4 security personnel, while returning back from school. Because she was a minor dalit girl, her account of rape was constantly disbelieved. And because the accused were men in uniform, the entire government and administrative machinery conspired to shield them from prosecution.

Request for independent investigation in case of sexual assault of 16 hostel girls at Balika Ashram, Govt. Girls School, Palnar, Dantewada, Chattisgarh

The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
ManavAdhikarBhawan Block-C,
GPO Complex, INA,
New Delhi - 110023

9th October 2017

Subject: Request for independent investigation in case of sexual assault of 16 hostel girls at Balika Ashram, Govt. Girls School, Palnar, Dantewada, Chattisgarh


CDRO Fact Finding in Bastar

An 18 members team, consisting of 7 organisations belonging to the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) visited Nagar Nar and met leaders of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) unions working in National Mineral Development Council’s (NMDC) Nagar Nar Steel Plant and listened about their long drawn struggle against privatisation of this plant.

बस्तर में सीडीआरओ का दौरा

कोर्डिनेशन ऑफ डेमोक्रेटिक राइट्स ऑर्गेनाइजेशन (सीडीआरओ) के 18 सदस्यीय टीम जांच के लिए बीते हफ्ते बस्तर के दौरे पर आई थी। टीम इसी साल नगरनार स्टील प्लांट के निजीकरण, पालनार कन्या छात्रावास में 16 छात्राओं (नाबालिग) के साथ छेड़-छाड़ व लैंगिक हिंसा एवं बुर्कापाल के ग्रामवासियों के ऊपर सीआरपीएफ एवं पुलिस ज्यादतियों की खबरों की पुष्टि व तथ्य इक्ट्ठा करने की उद्देश्य से आई थी। 

राजनैतिक मुकदमे का घातक नतीजा - यू.ए.पी.ए. और गढ़चिरोली सत्र न्यायालय का फैसला

गढ़चिरोली सत्र न्यायालय में चले मुकदमे का फैसला, जिसमें पाँच लोगों, जी.एन.साईबाबा, महेश तिरकी, पांडू नरोटे, प्रशांत राही और हेम मिश्रा को आजीवन कारावास और विजय तिरकी को 10 साल की कैद की सज़ा सुनाई गई है, एक विचारधारा और नृशंस यू.ए.पी.ए. कानून द्वारा प्रतिबंधित संगठन के राजनैतिक अभियोजन का स्पष्ट उदाहरण है। इन छः अभियुक्तों को एक प्रतिबंधित संगठन सी.पी.आई. (माओवादी) का सदस्य होने का अपराधी ठहराया गया है और इसलिए उन्हें राजसत्ता के खिलाफ ‘षड़यंत्र’ करने का दोषी माना गया है, जबकि उनके खिलाफ, इस ‘षड़यंत्र’ को अंजाम देने के लिए किसी तरह का अपराध करने के कोई सबूत मौजूद नहीं हैं। उन पर यू.ए.पी.ए.

Political Trial Results in Pernicious Verdict: UAPA and the Gadchiroli Sessions Court judgment

The trial and conviction of six persons by the Court of Sessions Judge, Gadchiroli, sentencing GN Saibaba, Maheshi Tirki, Pandu Narote, Prashant Rahi and Hem Mishra, to life imprisonment and Vijay Tirki to ten years, is an unconcealed example of a political trial of an ideology and an organization under the draconian UAPA.

On midnight raids and fabricated surrenders of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti activists in Raygada district, Odisha

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 personnel, leave alone any warrant. The next 36 hours were the most torturous for her and activists of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti(NSS),who followed her to the police station. 

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