Articles by: Stan Swamy

‘We want to go home’  

‘We want to go home’  

‘We want to go home’   is the cry of most Migrant Labourers wherever they are.   But what is awaiting them in their homes ?    What  would they need to do   to live in their homes with self-respect and dignity ? As per Jharkhand govt announcement, at least about five lakh Jharkhandi migrant workers will be returning home from different[Read More…]

May 2, 2020 India
Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished | Stan Swamy

Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished | Stan Swamy

The second half of 2019 (July – December) was both a very trying but sobering experience for me. Jharkhand police was after me and I was after the police !  The difference was the police acted illegally and I acted legally. Issue of ‘arrest warrant’ (June), declaration of me an ‘absconder’ (August), raid of my workplace cum residence and confiscation[Read More…]

February 20, 2020 Human Rights
Is  Torture  part  of  police  investigation ? – Stan Swamy

Is  Torture  part  of  police  investigation ? – Stan Swamy

“Torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him information or a confession, punishing him for an act he has committed or is suspected of having committed,“ (https://www.apt.ch/en/what-is-torture/) Couple of years ago,  India’s Attorney General had said  at the UN that “Ours (India) is[Read More…]

June 18, 2019 Human Rights
 ‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

 ‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

Whereas previously SC affirmed indigenous people’s inalienable rights to their land,    it now orders their eviction from their land unilaterally  There are three significant SC judgments on the indigenous Adivasi people’s rights over their land and natural resources: 1)      In 2011 the SC, hearing a complaint petition by a young Adivasi  woman who was raped and paraded naked by[Read More…]

February 25, 2019 Annihilate Caste
An Appeal to the Conscience of the Nation  by Stan Swamy

An Appeal to the Conscience of the Nation  by Stan Swamy

[Foreword: India has vowed to be a socialist, secular, democratic republic. Sadly, all these values are steadily being eroded  in the present political developments. About 20 intellectuals, professionals, activists who are working for the fundamental rights of the poor and marginalized and upholding the above mentioned constitutional values are being labeled ‘urban naxals’ and are being harassed no end either[Read More…]

January 26, 2019 Human Rights