PUCL Bulletin, December 2001

Sudesh Vaid
The PUCL expresses its deep sense of loss at the demise of Dr. Sudesh Vaid of the PUDR on November 15, 2001.

Sudesh was one of the founders of the PUDR along with Gobind Mukhoti when it came into existence. She was active, committed, and worked ceaselessly in the defence of civil liberties and human rights. It will be difficult to visualize the Democratic rights movement in Delhi without her. - Y.P. Chhibbar, General Secretary

Sudesh Vaid,
A Personal Note
I had known Desihyaan, as she was affectionately called, for the past thirty-nine years. I saw her growing from a young, rebellious, woman into a mature, committed, firebrand activist in the cause of Democratic rights and Civil Liberties.

I saw her studying the principles of Political Economy assiduously after completing her Ph. D. in the area of gender discrimination. Her inexhaustible energy, innovative methods made her a unique activist. She had the rare distinction of practicing what she had learnt. She did not preach, but had the authority of her honesty of purpose.

I wish there were more workers like her in the field of the movement for rights and liberties - Y.P

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