People's Union for Civil Liberties

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There is outrage among the minority community over a Rajasthan police (intelligence) note, which claims that mosques were coming up on lands that poor Hindu families here had been given incentives to sell.



KOCHI: The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), which conducted an investigation into the May 17 police firing at Beemapally-Cheriathura in Thiruvananthapuram district, in which six people were killed, has said the firing was unjustified. 


Call to amend Police Act

The Indian Express | April, 2009 | Publisher website link

KOCHI: Timely changes should be made in the Police Act that was enacted to protect colonial interests, said Justice K K Dinesan in Kochi on Saturday.

Thrissur: Communists are not democratically inclined, political activist K. Venu has said.

He was participating in a discussion on “Why should we vote? Who should we vote for?”, organised by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) at the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Hall here on Friday.



KOZHIKODE: : Expressing deep dissatisfaction about the state of affairs in the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco), the Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called for a CBI inquiry into the large-scale corruption which, it alleges, has taken place in that organisation.


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Holiday from harassment

The Hindu | September, 2003 | Publisher website link

The Hijra Habba marked a refreshing break for the transgender community, with song, dance, and good food, instead of begging, sex work, and abuse it faces every day. 



KHANNA, India — Surplus from this year&;s wheat harvest, bought by the government from farmers, sits moldering in muddy fields here in Punjab State.


The website of the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. offers an account of “Agriculture & Rural Developments” in India. Its first paragraph describes “A Saga of Success”:



A draconian measure

The Hindu | August, 2001 | Publisher website link

By Kuldip Nayar

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