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PUCL condemns killing of security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 14:47

The People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has condemned the killing of 15 security personnel and one civilian by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh March 11.

Social activist Ila Pathak passes away

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 22:27

Social activist Ila Pathak on Thursday passed away following a brief illness at a hospital, the city-based NGO umbrella group `Charkha` said.

PUCL flays SC order on gay sex

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:46

Protesting the Supreme Court`s judgment of criminalising homosexuality, a human rights organisation on Friday said that by affirming the constitutional validity of the section 377 of IPC, the apex court has relegated LGBT persons to the status of `second class citizens` because of their sexual orientation.

PUCL woman leader sent to jail over objectionable Facebook post

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:08

A senior woman activist of NGO outfit PUCL was sent to jail by a court in Andhra Pradesh after she was arrested over her Facebook post.

PUCL demands independent probe panel in Rajkot immolation case

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 22:05

People`s Union For Civil Liberties (PUCL), Gujarat on Friday demanded setting up of an independent probe panel to find out the reasons behind the self-immolation by 5 members of family in Rajkot.

Ensure protection of Pak prisoners in states: PUCL

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 23:25

People`s Union for Civil Liberties has appealed to the Centre to issue an advisory to all states to ensure protection of Pakistani prisoners in their areas in the wake of brutal attack on Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan.

PUCL condemns Afzal Guru`s hanging

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 18:00

People`s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Saturday condemned the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and alleged that there were "political considerations" behind the step.

Democracy ‘subverted` in Modi-ruled Gujarat: PUCL

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 00:24

Coming down heavily on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, a rights group on Friday said Parliamentary democracy has been "subverted" in the BJP-ruled state.

PUCL condemns protests against Rushdie`s visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 00:04

People`s Union for Civil Liberties has condemned Muslim organisations for protesting against the proposed visit of author Salman Rushdie.

PUCL to submit memo for repealing sedition provisions: Sen

Last Updated: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 22:53

Stating that governments use sedition provisions to target people opposing it, rights` activist Binayak Sen on Saturday said PUCL will submit a memorandum to Parliament with 10 lakh signatures, demanding abolition of the law.

SC notice to Ch’garh govt on Sen’s bail plea

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011, 14:11

Rights activist Binayak Sen has been sentenced to life on charges of sedition and links with Naxals.