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PUCL calls for the immediate release of Khurram Parvez, Kashmiri human rights defender   

PUCL calls for the immediate release of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez, who was arrested on 22nd November 2021, by the National Investigating Agency under various provisions of  the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Indian Penal Code.   PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES (PUCL) STATEMENT ON ARREST OF KHURRAM PARVEZ 23.11.21   PUCL calls […]

System of solitary confinement, ‘Anda Cell’, inside the jail be stopped

Some of the human rights activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case have been sent to solitary confinement in Taloja Central Jail, Maharashtra. Solitary confinement, better known as ‘Anda Cell’, is generally presumed as punishment. How an undertrial can be given such punishment without judicial instructions? A press release by GASS (Odisha) demanding a stop […]

“Stop Intimidation and Harassment of Masrat Zahra’s Family”: NWMI

The Network of Women in Media, India, expresses its outrage at the harassment and violence meted out to the elderly parents of award-winning Kashmiri photojournalist and NWMI member Masrat Zahra. Such harassment of vulnerable family members is an abhorrent strategy of intimidation that must be strongly condemned.   The incident occurred in the Batamaloo area […]

Khori Gaon Residents: Victims not ‘Encroachers’

Since 14th July, the Haryana Government has been brutally demolishing houses built by Khori Gaon residents who have been living on this land for decades. Along with the bulldozers the residents have also been dealing with police violence and harassment simultaneously.   The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad framed a draft policy for rehabilitation of Khori Gaon […]

Fr. Stan Swamy’s institutional murder must lead to a nationwide movement against draconian, anti-people laws and state repression

NAPM joins citizens and democratic groups across the globe remembering the life and struggle of Stan Swamy with pain and pride     7th July, 2021:  The news of the cold-blooded killing of Fr. Stan Swamy by all the institutions that held him arbitrarily in custody for over 9 months has shaken not just the ‘conscience’ of […]

Stand Up For The Repeal Of Three Farms Act!! Stand Up Against Patriarchy!!

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly and unconditionally with survivors from various movement spaces, who have come forward with their testimonies of sexual assault, harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence on social media.   Press Statement 3 MAY, 2021   Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly and unconditionally […]

CDRO condemns the declaration of 16 mass organisations by the Telangana government as unlawful under PSA

Press Release 28th April, 2021 CDRO strongly condemns the declaration of Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) and 15 other organisations by the Telangana state government as unlawful associations under Telangana Public security Act.    The Telangana Government, recently through a G. O. Ms.73 dt. 30-3-2021, declared that the following organisations, Telangana Praja Front (TPF), 2.Telangana Asanghatitha […]

Release Sudha Bhardwaj And Others Framed In Bhima Koregaon Case  

Friends and family members of Sudha Bhardwaj demand an immediate time-bound investigation by an independent technical committee into the claims made by Arsenal Consulting in its second report reaffirming the planting of ‘incriminating documents’ into Rona Wilson’s (a co-accused in the case) computer through use of an external malware. In a press release they said that […]

PUCL mourns and condemns the heavy loss of lives in Chhattisgarh

Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in a press release condemns the loss of life of security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh and appeals to all parties to maintain calm and bring an end to all hostilities.   Press Release 5th April, 2021   PUCL mourns and condemns the heavy loss of lives in the […]