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December 2006
Kiritbhai Bhatt, president of PUCL, Gujarat passes away, 24th December 2006 | Click

Future of communal relations in India -- By Asghar Ali Engineer | Click

Killing of three persons in fake encounter at Nawada Ben, Bhojpur Bihar PUCL report | Click

Boycott and ostracising of Dalits in Kadkol village: Karnataka PUCL Statement | Click

PUCL journalism award winner is Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times | Click

PUCL calls for early release of long serving prisoners | Click

PUCL defends its Salva Judum report | Click

Antiterrorism and security laws in India A Report: New York City Bar Association Recommendations of the Committee on International Human Rights | Click

Police Act symposium -- By K G Kannabiran | Click

National Judicial Council -- By Rajindar Sachar | Click

An Appeal against the death penalty -- By M. A. Rane | Click

UP PUCL State Conference, October 2006 | Click


November 2006

Dalits ostracized in Karnataka:
A report of the fact finding team on Social boycott imposed on Chaluvadi Dalits in Kadakola village of Basavana bagevadi taluq of Bijapur district, Karnataka | Click

Reforming the police: How to combat anti-minority bias in the police? -- By Asghar Ali Engineer | Click

Encounter killings of Madhav and seven Maoists in Nallamala forest APCLC Report | Click

Price of alienating a community: Lessons from the Malegaon by Vidya Bhushan Rawat | Click

Gujarat NGO's to help in flood relief | Click

In support of Irom Sharmila Chanu | Click

Dangers from nuclear power projects -- By M A Rane | Click

Treaty making power of a government -- By Rajindar Sachar | Click

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 -- By K G Kannabiran | Click


Notice of unlimited fast from 14th November 2006 to save farmers from committing suicides - Mohan Dharia| Click

October 2006

Hashimpura massacre trial after 19 years-Failure of all organs of state -- By Iqbal A Ansari | Click

High cost of interf erence - The Priyadarshani Mattoo Judgement By Pushkar Raj, Secretary, PUCL. Click

Eighteen year old youth dies in police custody in Noida: A report by Pushkar Raj, PUCL Delhi. Click

Punjab Human Rights Committee’s panel holds policemen guilty of murder of a Muslim youth. Report | Press release


No going back from peace talks in Jammu and Kahmir -- By Rajindar Sachar | Click

“9/11” and all that -- By Y P Chhibbar | Click

Jammu and Kashmir press statements | Click

Be humane to refugees from Sri Lanka | Click

Balancing merit with equality -- By M A Rane, July 25, 2006 | Click


Organisational initiatives: Taking the benefits to the people -- By Y P Chhibbar | Click

September 2006

Brutal repression by UP police, PAC and hired goons on Bejhera Khurd farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Click

Meerut riots of May 1987 -- PUCL report | Click

Police raid on the office of Jan Pratirodh Sangharsh Manch Bihar PUCL report | Click

Lasting peace in Dantewara only through a political solution Chhattisgarh PUCL | Click

National convention on black laws and human rights in Chhattisgarh | Click

Conditions in Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camps TN & Pondicherry PUCL report | Click

Delhi police insult Asma Jehangir | Click

Treatment of Asma Jehangir shameful | Click

Attack on ISKCON temple condemned | Click


Know more for no more bonded labour | Click


Justice Rana Bhagwan Das | Click

Private Sector – Its obligations to Dalits -- By Rajindar Sachar | Click

Jaswant Singh’s spy claim | Click

August 2006
Intolerance leads to censorship -- By K G Kannabiran | Click

Polarised reactions to violence in Kashmir -- By Balraj Puri | Click

ADM Jabalpur case: A Supreme mistake -- By Rajindar Sachar | Click

The court has always held against liberty Kannabiran’s comment to Justice Sachar's analysis of the ADC Jabalpur case -- By K. G Kannabiran | Click

July 2006
Christian inmate assaulted by Bajrang Dal activists in Manglore jail -- Fact finding report by P.B. D'Sa and Alwyn Colaco, PUCL Manglore, 11 July, 2006. Click

June 2006
Activists languishing in prison in Chhattisgarh Click

Fake encounter in Nagpur? A report on the 'attack' on RSS Headquarters on June 01, 2006
. Click

May 2006
Fatehpura dargah - PUCL complaint ignored, 4 May 2006 Click

A report on bomb blast at the house of prominent RSS activist in Nanded, Maharashtra --- By Dr Suresh Khairnar, Ahmad Kadar and Arvind Ghosh, Secular Citizen's Forum & PUCL, Nagpur Click


“Demolition” of the Fatehpura dargah -- By Kirit Bhatt, Rohit Prajapati, Chinu Srinivasan, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Gujarat, 2 May 2006 Click

April 2006
When state makes war on its own people. A report on violations of people's rights during the Salwa Jud um campaign in Dantewada, Chhitsgarh, April 2006 Click

PUCL, Gujarat appeal for an amicable solution to the ongoing Narmada Dam debate. Click

Environmental impact assessment report on Eloor - Edyar 2004 - 2005. Click

Police Firing at Kalinganagar A Report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Orissa Click

Armed gangs target human rights activists -- By S Jeevan Kumar; K Balagopal Click


Plight of Muslims has worsened in Gujarat A letter to Justice Shri Rajindar Sachar by Devavrat N Pathak, President PUCL Gujarat; Gautam Thaker, General Secretary PUCL Gujarat. Click


Jayaprakash Narayan’s role in Jammu and Kashmir, 26th JP Memorial Lecture, March 23, 2006 -- By Balraj Puri. Click

Varanasi blasts -- By K G Kannabiran. Click

H. M. Seervai - writings and recolletions -- Book review by S. M. Daud. Click

The search for eco-friendly sources of energy -- By M A Rane Click


Amrik Singh receives award for contributions in education. Click

Obituary: Siddhraj Dhadda
. Click

Obituary: S P Sathe Click

March 2006

Environment audit report 2004 - 2005 Submitted to Supreme Court monitoring Committee by Local Area Environment Committee, Kochi. Click

Crimes against women -- By Zehra Khan Click

Gujarat after four years -- By J.S.Bandukwala, Vice-President PUCL. Click

End custodial violence in Jammu & Kashmir -- By Balraj Puri, Convenor J&K PUCL Click

'Padmashree' award for PUCL activist, Sister Sudha Vergese -- By Prabhakar Sinha. Click

Tarkunde Memorial Function Click

First Nani A Palkhivala Award to PUCL. Click

One law for the people and another for the lawmakers -- By Mahi Pal Singh Click

Separation of powers: The myth and reality The Third Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial Lecture by Bimal Jalan. Click

Pillars of democracy - where we stand? -- By R.B. Mehrotra, (Former President, Delhi State PUCL & Former High Court Judge, Allahabad), January 10, 2006 Click

A fair, just and equitable treatment for the NGOs Click

Temples are open to all religions -- By Rajindar Sachar. Click


Withdraw the US ambassador -- By Rajindar Sachar Click

February 2006
Islands of Sanity -- By Raheel Dhattiwala Click

‘Hundred percent reservation in capital punishment’
Click

Telephone-tapping an invasion of individual’s privacy -- By Rajindar Sachar. Click


January 2006

Flesh trade in Shivdaspur, Varanasi UP PUCL Report. Click

PUCL, D.K. activists assaulted by S.I. Cheluvaraj of Bajpe Police Station, Dakshin Karnataka. Click

State repression on political opposition in West Bengal Report of fact finding by a team of human rights, democratic rights and civil liberties organisations (December 27 -30, 2005). Click

December 2005
Press release - Fact-finding report on the Salwa Judum, Dantewara District - By an All-India team (PUCL Chhattisgarh and PUCL Jharkhand, PUDR, Delhi; APDR, West Bengal and IAPL), Nov - Dec 2005. Click

CPI (Maoist) leader, Mr. Bijoy alias Prasad dissapeared in Raipur. Click

Mukundan C. Menon passed away. Click

November 2005
Suppression of human rights in Chhattisgarh by the state -- By Dr Binayak Sen, General Secretary, Chhattisgarh Lok Swatantrya Sangathan (PUCL), and National Vice President, PUCL. Click

August 2005

Communal Violence Suppression bill analyzed. Click

Gurgaon police violence against workers - A PUCL Delhi report

Custody death of Sunil Roy -- By Sajal Basu, Coordinating Committee, West Bengal PUCL, 29th June, 2005. Click

Naxals, encounter killings, and right to life -- By Biswapriya Kanungo. Click

Question of reservation in private sector -- By Mahi Pal Singh. Click

Conference on human trafficking and bonded labour -- By Dr. K.N. Bhatt. Click

Imrana, Jyotsna, Raju, Basanti -- By Y.P. Chhibbar. Click

Narendra Modi denied entry to the United States
-- By M.A. Rane. Click

Dissolution of Bihar assembly -- By Rajindar Sachar. Click

July 2005
Making Mumbai into Shangai: The case of the Mumbai slum demolitions -- By Dr. Pushkar Raj. Article | Photo album

June 2005
The Imrana case and the Deoband fatwa -- By J.S.Bandukwala, Vadodara. Click

May 2005
Against reservations for Muslim students -- By J.S.Bandukwala. Click


March 2005

An analysis of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 -- From The Asian Centre for Human Rights Click

Selection and impeachment of judges -- By K.G. Kannabiran Click

A fact finding report by Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Rayagada units of PUCL
Atrocity on the people of Kashipur. Click

Repeal the patent ordinance - By Rajindar Sachar Click

Selection and impeachment of judges -- By K.G. Kannabiran. Click

National Convention of the PUCL. Click

Murder or Suicide? Fact finding report on a death in Delhi police custody -- By Pushkar Raj, General Secretary PUCL-Delhi and Rohit Raj, intern with PUCL.Click

Human Rights Instruments – Status of India. From Amnesty International. Click

Victim or Suspect: S.A.R. Geelani -- By Y.P. Chhibbar. Click

Attempt on Geelani’s life reprehensible. -- Press release by Dr. Chhibbar. Click

Compensation & restitution to the victims of crime -- By K.K. Bajpai. Click

Analysis of the bill to prevent sexual harassment of women in workplace From Combat Law April-May 2003. Click

Repeal POTA retrospectively-- By Syed Shahabuddin. Click

Balraj Puri decorated. Click

Obituary: Pammi Mann & Deelip Parmar. Click

February 2005
Police terror at Nauagarhi, P.S. Mufassil, district Munger since august 17, 2004 - Report of the Bihar PUCL -– By Prabhakar Sinha, Kishori Das, Mithilesh Kumar. Click

Peace talks with Naxalites must continue - K. G. Kannabiran’s letter to the Prime Minister. Click

Prime Minister's reply. Click

Writ petition against officials responsible for the Maikanch firing – By Pramodini Pradhan, Secretary, PUCL- Bhubaneswar Branch,
20 Dec., 2004. Click

Plight of pavement and hutment dwellers in Mumbai -- By M. A. Rane, PUCL Mumbai. Click

Sankar Guha Niyogi murder case -- Y. P. Chhibbar. Click

A judicial commission to deal with matters of judiciary -- By Rajindar Sachar. Click

Critical issues relating to relief to the tsunami affected communities -- By Dr. V. Suresh. Click

Tsunami relief guidelines. Click

Case update: Mid-day meals and Antyodaya Anna Yojana. Click

Proceedings of the12th national council meeting, Ahmedabad, December 4 & 5, 2004. Click

PUCL Jharkhand State Executive Committee. Click

January 2005
Review of human rights in Chhattisgarh in the second half of 2004 by Chhattisgarh PUCL. Click

General Secretary’s Report to National Council: December 4 & 5 2004, Ahmedabad. Click

Press Release - National Council: December 4 & 5 2004, Ahmedabad. Click

Right to human development. Click


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