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PUCL calls killing of 20 in Andhra a massacre

The killing of at least 20 people, mostly from Tamil Nadu, by the Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday is a massacre and the police personnel must be tried for murder, a civil rights activist said.

PUCL to seek President's intervention for an empowered CAG

In light of the latest CAG report which has made stern remarks about the Gujarat government's performance in some areas, the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called for more powers for the government auditor so that it does not "end up as a toothless tiger".

PUCL condemns killing of security personnel in Chhattisgarh

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

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

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 demands independent probe panel in Rajkot immolation case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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