Father Stan Swamy

India's harsh anti-terror law comes under rare scrutiny

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists. 

published on : 16th August 2021

Elgar case: HC withdraws praise for late Father Stan Swamy after NIA objects

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.

published on : 24th July 2021

Ranchi: Despite heavy rains, activists form human chain seeking justice for 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.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Telangana's Revolutionary Writers Association call ban repeal a victory, not a rectification

The Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) demanded that an inquiry be launched against those responsible for the death of Fr Stan Swamy.

published on : 10th July 2021

US Commission on International Religious Freedom condemns death of 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."

published on : 8th July 2021

Punish those who framed Stan Swamy: Opposition writes to President Kovind

Meanwhile, a US forensic agency said incriminating evidence was planted on Bima Koregaon case accused Surendra Gadling’s computer.

published on : 7th July 2021

Stan Swamy: Messiah for hundreds of undertrials died as one

Hearing Stan Swamy’s PIL in 2018, the Jharkhand High Court called for detailed information on under-trials languishing in the prisons.

published on : 7th July 2021

India asserts detention of Stan Swamy legal as UNHCR feels disturbed

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.

published on : 7th July 2021

'Stan Swamy was fearless, fought for rights of poor tribals': Father Frazer Mascarenhas

Mascarenhas said Stan Swamy in the last few days was feeling confident that things would get better for him and his co-accused.

published on : 7th July 2021

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.

published on : 7th July 2021

Broaden definition of custodial death, say lawyers after Stan Swamy dies in hospital

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.

published on : 6th July 2021

If not for him, I’d be languishing in jail: Social activist Damodar Turi remembers Stan Swamy

Writer remembers how the priest reached out when Jharkhand government came after him

published on : 6th July 2021

Father Stan Swamy was the 'voice of oppressed' for decades, activist decry 'institutional murder'

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.

published on : 6th July 2021

Grim reaper, not state, sets activist Stan Swamy free at 84

However, Stan Swamy's lawyers moved the court on July 5 seeking urgent hearing after his health deteriorated and he was put on ventilator.

published on : 6th July 2021

Stan Swamy and the murder of justice

Father Swamy had never even visited Bhima Koregaon. What was claimed as evidence?

published on : 6th July 2021
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