The 83-year-old Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist was arrested on October 8 and is currently lodged in Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai.
Gautam Navlakha's family had alleged that without his spectacles, the activist was almost blind but authorities at Taloja jail were not allowing him to get a new pair.
Last month, the activist had filed an application seeking the NIA to return the straw and sipper allegedly seized from him at the time of his arrest.
The 83-year-old was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case and is currently lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai
The 83-year-old was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai.
Swamy, 83, who is suffering from various health issues including Parkinson's disease, was arrested on October 8 and has been lodged at the Taloja prison near here in Navi Mumbai.
Swamy is a person living with Parkinson's disease, which is a condition recognised as disabling as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
On November 6, the 83-year-old Jesuit priest had filed an application before the special court seeking permission to use a straw and sipper in jail as he cannot hold a glass due to Parkinson’s disease
The National Investigation Agency has sought 20 days to respond to Father Stan Swamy’s application before a special court seeking a straw and sipper in prison
The NIA claims Swamy is linked to CPI (Maoist) activities and had a role in instigating violence.
Swamy was arrested from his home in Ranchi last month in connection with the violence in Bhima Koregaon near Pune in January 2018.
UAPA is increasingly being used to brand Dalits, tribals, the marginalised, and intellectuals as Maoists, said Social economist Jean Dreze.
Leaders from the Congress, Left and DMK slammed the arrest of octogenarian Stan Swamy over alleged links with the Bhima Koregaon case
As per the amended FCRA law, furnishing of Aadhaar numbers by office-bearers of NGOs has become mandatory for registration.
Expressing anguish over the arrest, the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Institutions (BJES) has organised the protest between 4 and 5 pm on Monday.