Press Statements

Press Release on Independent People’s Tribunal on Manipur

08 Jul, 2024

On 6th & 7th July, 2024 the `Independent People’s Tribunal on Manipur’, constituted by the PUCL, met in Delhi to hear personal testimonies of survivors and victims of the ethnic violence that has engulfed Manipur for the last fifteen months since 3rd May, 2023. Prior to the Delhi hearings, a set of Jury Members of the ...

Amend sec. 187(3) BNSS in line with Home Minister's Clarification on Police Custody!

05 Jul, 2024

05th July, 2024 To Shri Amit Shah Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs Union of India, North Block, New Delhi 110001. Email: hm@mha.gov.in Shri Arjun Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister for Law and Justice, Government of India, 4th Floor, ‘A’ Wing,  Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Email: mljoffice@gov.in Sub.:   Police Custody...

PUCL Condemns the Conviction of Medha Patkar for Defamation Repeal Defamation in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) as a colonial vestige

05 Jul, 2024

PUCL: Condemns the Conviction of Medha Patkar for Defamation Repeal Defamation in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) as a colonial vestige The PUCL is shocked at the conviction by a Delhi Court of Medha Patkar, one of India’s most renowned social activists, for defamation u/s 499/500 IPC and sentence of five months imprisonment combi...

Mukhtar Ansari's death case is prima facie suspect, high-level investigation required: PUCL Uttar Pradesh

29 Mar, 2024

On the night of 28 March 2024, the news of death of former jailed MLA Mukhtar Ansari due to heart attack suddenly came. Two days prior to this, on March 26, 2024, there was news of Mukhtar Ansari’s health deteriorating after eating food in the jail, and due to this, he was taken from jail to Rani Durgavati Hospital. After tr...

Repeal CAA, 2019 and Rules, 2024!

14 Mar, 2024

PUCL is outraged at the move of the Central Government to implement the CAA 2019 weeks before the election and demands that the law be repealed. PUCL has filed an urgent application for stay on the implementation of the law before the Supreme Court. PUCL will continue to fight against citizenship laws such as the CAA  which are u...

“Jail, not Bail”: Is the SC setting the clock back?

20 Feb, 2024

The Supreme Court in its ruling on 7th February, 2024 in `Gurvinder Singh v State of Punjab’ held that its own well-developed jurisprudence that “Bail is the rule and jail the exception” will not apply to those charged under the UAPA. Gurvinder Singh was accused of being a member of `Sikhs for Justice’, alleged...

Stop Waging War against our Farmers

15 Feb, 2024

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties strongly condemns the Union Government’s repressive measures against the protesting farmers who are exercising their fundamental rights in demanding a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price (MSP), full waiver of farmers’ debts, pensions to farmers, and withdrawal of cases filed in 20...

Condemn the Statement by MP Ramcharan Bohra

22 Jan, 2024

MP Urged Not to Disturb Communal Harmony MP asked to focus on improving the condition of the Government Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya Ajmer rather than targeting the historical monument “Dhai Din ka Jhonpra”  The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajasthan, strongly condemns the misleading and provocative statements m...

The BHU rape case has highlighted the involvement of the ruling party & increasing cases of crimes against women in the state which is a matter of concern

11 Jan, 2024

According to the yearly data released by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) it is quite clear that Uttar Pradesh tops the chart of maximum number of crimes against women in India. It directly nullifies the tall claims from the UP government and worries us all. This situation is not only dangerous for women but also indicates how ...

Revoke suspension of 146 Members of Parliament!

23 Dec, 2023

Immediately upload in Parliament’s website answers to all 290 Questions raised by MPs!  Don’t reduce India’s Parliament to an appendage of the executive! The PUCL condemns the undemocratic suspension of the 146 opposition party Members of Parliament in a matter of 8 days.  This is a blot in the history of constitutional de...