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Press Release – Custodial Death of Mubarak Pasha

09.04.2014 · Posted in Human Rights, Press Releases, Uncategorized

People’s Union for Civil Liberties strongly condemns the custodial death of Mubarak Pasha under mysterious circumstances in Central Prison in Bangalore, as reported in the media on 1 Sept 2014. The shameful incident reflects poorly on the entire police and security force of Bangalore – the appointed custodians for citizens’ safety with responsibility to ensure ...

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Press Release – Amendments to the Goonda’s Act

08.16.2014 · Posted in Press Releases

PUCL Karnataka is shocked and strongly opposes the recent amendment to the Draconian Goondas Act passed by the Karnataka Assembly, which impinges on civil liberties and undermines constitutionally mandated guarantees of fundamental rights and freedom of expression for all citizens. The State has egregiously grabbed wide and arbitrary powers, increasing enormously the scope of potential abuse, by ...

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Locking Out Workers – Fact Finding Report

06.23.2014 · Posted in Reports From Other Organizations!

A Citizens’ Fact-finding Report on the Lockout and Subsequent Events at Stump, Schuele, and Somappa Springs Private Limited, Hosur Road, Bangalore, 2014 Read / Download the full report here Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs Private Limited (hereinafter SSSPL) is, arguably, the leading manufacturer of springs for cars, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles, for clients like Maruthi Udyog, Tata, ...

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Press Release | Assault on Sex Workers in Bangalore

03.30.2014 · Posted in Human Rights, Press Releases

On 23.03.2014, Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties filed a complaint with the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, on behalf of sex workers who are being subjected to police violence in Majestic, Upparpete KG Road and adjoining areas. This complaint was in addition to the complaint filed by PUCL on February 06, 2014 on the same ...

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| Fact Finding Report |Governance By Denial – Forced Evictions and Demolition of Homes in Ejipura

Read the FULL REPORT HERE From 18–21 January 2013, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), responsible for providing infrastructure and services in the Greater Bangalore Metropolitan area, bulldozed 1,512 homes in the economically weaker section (EWS) settlement in Ejipura/ Koramangala. The 5,000 people rendered homeless by the four-day demolition drive included around 1,200 women and ...

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Governance By Denial – Interim Fact Finding report on Ejipura

Download full Interim report Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), responsible for providing infrastructure and services in the Greater Bangalore Metropolitan area, bulldozed 1,512 homes (comprised of 42 blocks), and evicted over 5,000 slum dwellers living in tin sheds in the economically weaker section (EWS) quarters in Koramangala (near Ejipura), Bangalore, from 18-21 January, 2013. The four-day demolition drive a^ected around ...

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|Press Release| Demolition of EWS quarters and the Eviction of Residents

01.19.2013 · Posted in Human Rights, Minorities, Urban Poverty

PRESS RELEASE Demolition of EWS quarters and the Eviction of Residents Saturday, January 19, 2013, Bangalore The BBMP today began demolition of homes and evicting residents from the EWS quarters at Ejipura.  During the process of demolition and eviction protestors were lathi charged, physically dragged by the police and arrested – all of them women. ...

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|Fact Finding Report| Attacking Pubs and Birthday Parties ~ Communal Policing by Hindutva Outfits

[Read the full report Here] On January 24, 2009, Pramod Muthalik’s men belonging to the Sri Ram Sene in coordination with Subash Padil (then of the Sri Rama Sene) stormed into a pub in Mangalore and violently attacked girls, on the ground that drinking was against Hindu culture. Three years later on July 28, 2012, Subash Padil (now ...

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