In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists.
Anil Singh, the advocate appearing for the NIA had taken objections over the comment made by the High Court judges praising the work done by Father Stan Swamy.
According to the members of Jharkhand PUCL, the event was a part of the national campaign, called by more than 100 organisations, against the institutional murder of Stan Swamy.
The Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) demanded that an inquiry be launched against those responsible for the death of Fr Stan Swamy.
The commission chair, Nadine Maenza, urged the United States to "hold the Indian government accountable and to raise religious freedom concerns in the US-India bilateral relationship."
Meanwhile, a US forensic agency said incriminating evidence was planted on Bima Koregaon case accused Surendra Gadling’s computer.
Hearing Stan Swamy’s PIL in 2018, the Jharkhand High Court called for detailed information on under-trials languishing in the prisons.
Earlier in the day, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that it was disturbed at the death of the tribal activist.
Mascarenhas said Stan Swamy in the last few days was feeling confident that things would get better for him and his co-accused.
Modi government rejects criticism over Father Stan Swamy's death, says his detention was as per 'due process under law'
The UN body on human rights said it was deeply saddened and disturbed by the death of activist Stan Swamy in pre-trial detention.
Stan Swamy, who was arrested for his alleged role in the 2017 Bhima Koegaon case, had been on a ventilator since Sunday after his health worsened rapidly.
Writer remembers how the priest reached out when Jharkhand government came after him
The Jesuit priest was the oldest among the 16 accused persons arrested in the Elgar-Parishad case and possibly the oldest in India to be charged under the UAPA.
However, Stan Swamy's lawyers moved the court on July 5 seeking urgent hearing after his health deteriorated and he was put on ventilator.
Father Swamy had never even visited Bhima Koregaon. What was claimed as evidence?