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02 Jan 2024

On 20th and 21st December 2023, the Parliament enacted three new laws, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, (BNSS) and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam.

02 Jan 2024

This report is a critique of three legislations, namely Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023 (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023 (BNSS) and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023, those were passed by the 17th Lok Sabha in December 2023. 

21 Dec 2023

PUDR welcomes the Bombay High Court order granting regular bail to Gautam Navlakha, a well-known civil rights activist, author, and journalist, on December 19, 2023.

16 Dec 2023

PUDR welcomes the revision in the definition of ‘Life Imprisonment’ in Clause 4 (b) in Chapter II (“Of Punishments”) in the revised draft of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS II).

14 Dec 2023

Same offence, Two Laws: The questionable reproduction of the UAPA in Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita

07 Dec 2023

Review Death Penalty Punishments in Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023

05 Aug 2023


PUDR welcomes the release on bail of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira today, but protests onerous bail conditions


06 Jun 2023



June 6, 2023


Five years behind bars for five activists

Without bail, without charges being framed, without justice!

17 Apr 2023

Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi came into the headlines when an outbreak of communal violence took place in the course of a confrontation between some Hindus and Muslims during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on 16 April 2022. Two FIRs (nos. 440 and 441 of 2022, Jahangirpuri PS) were filed. The investigation in FIR 440 was transferred to Crime Branch, and several persons were arrested in the course of investigations under this.