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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 | 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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|Press Release| Ejipura – EWS Slum Evictions

05.10.2012 · Posted in Human Rights, Press Releases

10th May 2012 PUCL-Bangalore strongly condemns the illegitimate move by BBMP to forcefully evict residents of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) slum in Ejipura, Koramangala by switching off their water supply, blocking their common toilet facilities and  not collecting garbage – which is now piling up there. In a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Maverick ...

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|Preliminary Fact Finding Report| Attack on a Dalit in Maddur for attempting to enter a temple

05.08.2012 · Posted in Minorities, Report

In Hemmanahalli, a village near Maddur, Kemparaju, a Dalit priest was assaulted on March 15 this year for challenging a social convention that bars Dalits from entering the ‘garba griha’ of the local Chowdeshwari temple. Kemparaju was hospitalised due to injuries, and a case has been foisted against him by the police. This incident is ...

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|Statement| PUCL CONDEMNS STATE VIOLENCE AND REPRESSION IN THE FORCED EVICTIONS FROM NONADANGA SLUMS, KOLKATA

04.14.2012 · Posted in Human Rights, Press Releases

April 14 2012 People’s Union for Civil Liberties strongly condemns the State terror unleashed by the West Bengal Government on the protestors of the forced and illegal clearance of Nonadanga hutment. Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, assisted by a large contingent of armed police force, have reportedly razed down homes, and destroyed or looted properties, of ...

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