Unconstitutional Detention of Anna Hazare and His Supporters by Central Government: PUDR, NAPM Statements
Madhya Pradesh – PUDR strongly condemns vicious attack by Adani goons on those protesting against the power project
Orissa – Police enters villages to acquire land for POSCO; Intellectuals demand inquiry into POSCO clearance
Orissa – Press Release of All India Fact Finding team on alleged encounters and false implication of villagers in anti-Maoist operation
Uttar Pradesh – Workers returning from May Day rally in Delhi attacked by hired goons of factory owners
Protests against MoEF’s final clearance to POSCO project – PPSS, NFFPFW, MZPSG Statements, Press Meet
Andhra – NAPM Strongly Condemns the Killing of Three People in Police Firing and Demands Cancellation of Bhavanapadu Thermal Power Project
MoEF Expert Committee Report on Lavasa vindicates NAPM’s struggle against the mega-scale of violations by the company
IAWS Open Letter to Home Minister and Press Statement following the police harassmennt at National Conference, Wardha, 21-24 January, 2011.
“Democratic forest management” a cover for intensified state control – Campaign for Survival and Dignity
Wikileaks discloses Indian government condoned ‘rampant use of torture’ in Jammu and Kashmir, North East: PUDR statement
Posco Project – PPSS, MZPSG, NFFPFW, ESG, Manoranjan Mohanty respond to MoEF Committee’s new reports
Press Release: Delhi City-wide co-ordinated demonstration around CWG: urban displacement, labor and price rise.
PUDR – Violation of labour laws at the Commonwealth Games Construction sites continues unabated in spite of the High Court case
People’s Movements oppose the possible re-introduction of the land acquisition and resettlement-rehabilitation bill
On June 15, a protest rally is being organised in Kolkata. It begins at 4pm from the Metro Channel (Esplanade East) and will head towards the American consulate. Click here to read the Bengali pamphlet for the rally. ************************************************************************************************************ PUDR Press Statement The Definiton of Injustice: The Bhopal Gas Murders PUDR believes that the latest […]
Gyaneshwari Express Sabotage Indefensible – Institute Inquiry and Discourage Rumour-mongering and Witch-hunting
People’s Union for Democratic Rights Press Statement 30.5.2010 Friday morning’s derailment of the Gyaneshwari Express either due to sabotage or explosion as per media reports in which so far 136 people have already lost their lives is highly reprehensible and completely indefensible. PUDR strongly condemns whichever organization is responsible for the carnage as we believe […]
Source : Countercurrents New Delhi: We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the unprovoked firing and arson carried out by the Orissa state police against a dharna of farmers and fisher folk opposed to the proposed POSCO steel project in Jagatsingpur district. As per latest reports, today over 100 people have been injured and many shops and […]
A Statement by Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations 7th May 2010 The most recent alert (regarding use of section 39, UAPA) issued by the government in so called public interest has brought out in the open what had so far been implicit in its anti-Maoist policy. The purpose of the circular is to intimidate voices […]
Statements against continued attempts by the Government to suppress voices of resistance – Sanhati, Gladson Dungdung
The death of jawans in Dantewada – Statement of intellectuals/activists urging the government to engage in dialogue
Balitutha, Orissa: The threat of state and company sponsored violence looms large over hundreds of farmers sitting on an indefinite dharna at Balitutha in Jagatsinghpur district against the Orissa government’s pet POSCO steel project. Since 26 January this year the farmers have been carrying out their peaceful protest against fresh attempts by the Naveen Patnaik […]
Swapan Dasgupta, editor and publisher of the Bengali edition of the political magazine People’s March passed away on 2nd February, while he was in the custody of West Bengal police. He had been arrested in October 2009 under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), for allegedly publishing Maoist literature, along with other political activists. Till date, he had not been chargesheeted. As per the official records, People’s March is a legal publication and therefore not a banned literature as claimed by sections of mainstream press.
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights unequivocally denounces the November 20th incident in which eight bogies of the Tata-Bilaspur passenger train were derailed, near Manoharpur railway station in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, by the armed cadres of CPI (Maoist), and two persons, including a two year old, died and 51 were injured. The derailment, allegedly using detonators, was caused in the course of a two day bandh on November 19-20th when, according to local Maoist leaders, they were demanding that one of their arrested leaders be produced in the Court. According to Samarji, secretary Bihar-Jharkahnd –Orissa regional committee of the CPI(Maoist), said that the “mistake” occurred because of “overzealous new recruits”. PUDR has time and again pointed out that political formations which offer armed resistance can not evade their responsibility for causing civilian casualties. These are not collateral damage, intended or unintended, in contexts such as above where a passenger train was targeted. It instead suggests reckless act by a poorly disciplined force.
A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha : Government of West Bengal must act to prevent further starvation deaths
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) have issued several urgent appeals seeking assistance for the families evicted from Bellilious Park. Most of the evicted families are engaged in manual scavenging in Kolkata and Howrah. The Dalit identity of the evictees prevented them from leading a decent life. It also makes it difficult for them to find any other job other than what is often ‘marked up’ for Dalits in India — cleaning filth.
Initiative Against War on People
Invitation: Meeting of people’s organisations and individuals: At Gandhi Peace Foundation, DDU Marg, Delhi 5 PM on 27th October 2009.
The Indian government has deployed 100,000 troops in addition to the existing paramilitary and police forces in parts of central India, including Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand, Maharashtra Lalgarh – Jungalmahal area of Bengal – a vast area inhabited by mainly tribal people. Forces are being withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast to join battalions of CRPF commandos, the ITBP, the CoBRA and the BSF. There is also talk of bringing in the Rashtriya Rifles – a paramilitary force that is directly guided by the Indian Army created especially for counter-insurgency work known for its notoriety in Kashmir and Northeast in the past few decades, and the purchase of bomb trucks, bomb blankets, bomb baskets, and sophisticated new weaponry. The Air Force has already been deployed and a full-scale air operation is in the offing.
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