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We Must Act NOW to Defend Democracy!

We Must Act NOW to Defend Democracy!

The institutional murder of 84-year-old Jesuit priest Fr Stan Swamy, who died on 5 July 2021 while still in judicial custody, has shaken the very foundations of democracy in India. The importance and the urgency to defend democracy and all that is precious in the Constitution of India against repressive and anti-people laws, is perhaps felt today, as never before.[Read More…]

by 13/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Framed to Die: The Case of Stan Swamy

Framed to Die: The Case of Stan Swamy

PUDR’s report, Framed to Die: The Case of Stan Swamy, offers an exhaustive account of what lay behind Stan Swamy’s death in judicial custody in a private hospital on 5 July 2021. As is known, he was arrested from his room in Bagaicha ATC campus on 8 October 2020 under S. 120 B, 121 A, 124 A and 34 of[Read More…]

Concerns of Fr. Stan Swamy  to Protect Tribal Rights Also Related Much to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

Concerns of Fr. Stan Swamy  to Protect Tribal Rights Also Related Much to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

As news spread in India and abroad of the death of Fr. Stan Swamy on July 5 in very tragic circumstances, messages of great sadness and concern poured in from many parts of India and world. In a condolence message European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore has called him a defender of indigenous people’s struggles. The Chief[Read More…]

by 02/08/2021 1 comment Climate Change
Protest held in Canada against the custodial death of Father Stan Swamy and incarceration of scholars

Protest held in Canada against the custodial death of Father Stan Swamy and incarceration of scholars

On the birthday of jailed Indian scholar Anand Teltumbde, activists gathered outside the Visa and Passport Application Center of the world’s so called largest democracy in Surrey to raise their voices for his release, as well as others detained under draconian laws. Teltumbde, who turned 71 on July 15, was arrested last year on trumped up charges for merely questioning[Read More…]

by 22/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Of Father Stan Swamy, humans and other species

Of Father Stan Swamy, humans and other species

A few years ago, on a visit to La Paz, the Bolivian capital set high in the Andean mountains, I spotted a board inside a restaurant that said ‘All Humans are Equal’ in Spanish. During the week I spent in the city, I saw the same sign at a few more eateries, enough to prompt me to ask a Bolivian[Read More…]

by 20/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Justice minus humanity is injustice

Justice minus humanity is injustice

After NIA’s contentions, the special court has rejected the request for sipper. The judge did not ask NIA to prove the genuineness of their claim that nothing was confiscated by them..and without asking why you need 20 days to say yes or no to sipper request? Is it because a sipper in the hands of Parkinson patient is threat to[Read More…]

by 16/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

Dear Fr. Stan Swamy, On 5 July, you completed your pilgrimage here on earth! Thousands feel your loss everywhere; a light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere! There is spontaneous outrage because of what led to your death; most regard it as institutionalised murder! I am sure that you will not want us to mourn[Read More…]

by 14/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Build a nationwide anti-fascist democratic movement as a true tribute to Fr Stan Swamy

Build a nationwide anti-fascist democratic movement as a true tribute to Fr Stan Swamy

The present rulers of the country and state institutions have imprisoned Fr. Stan Swamy for a crime he did not commit, and killed him without being given proper treatment in time and without bail, to prove their allegiance to fascist corporate capitalism. He fought for the democratic rights of thousands of tribal in Jharkhand who were imprisoned under black laws[Read More…]

by 10/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Judiciary On Trial

Judiciary On Trial

Justice must have a heart.It cannot be just an arena for legal pedantry and fireworks,though that unfortunately has been the case since the rise of Rhetoric in ancient Greece.If one does not FEEL the pain,suffering and loss an injustice causes,the outward demeanour of calm objectivity makes little sense.CJI Ramana had inspired some hope that we have left behind the long[Read More…]

by 09/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Protest in lambi in Punjab

Stan Swamy Murder Has Lit A Spark Turning Into A Prairie Fire In Challenging Proto-Fascism

It is most heartening how the masses of India are not taking the custodial murder of Father Stan Swamy lying down. We must congratulate all the sections be it of the workers, peasants, youth or students who have collectively galvanised forces to crystallise resistance against neo-fascism. A spark is virtually being turned into a Prairie fire. In the last few[Read More…]

by 08/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Fr. Stan Swamy’s institutional murder must lead to a nation-wide movement

Fr. Stan Swamy’s institutional murder must lead to a nation-wide movement

Fr. Stan Swamy’s institutional murder must lead to a nation-wide movement against draconian, anti-people laws and state repression. NAPM joins citizens and democratic groups across the globe remembering the  life and struggle of Stan Swamy with pain and pride  7th July, 2021: The news of the cold-blooded killing of Fr. Stan Swamy by all the institutions that held him arbitrarily in[Read More…]

by 07/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Fr Stan Swamy has expired: But, his questions haven’t

Fr Stan Swamy has expired: But, his questions haven’t

In the death of Fr Stan Swamy on July 5, 2021, who was an “under trial” detainee languishing in the custody of the authorities, India has lost a courageous campaigner for adivasi rights. The manner in which the 84-year old Jesuit priest was forced to die has shaken the conscience of the nation. What hurts the feelings of any one[Read More…]

by 07/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
From Bujha Singh to Stan Swamy

From Bujha Singh to Stan Swamy

From Bujha Singh to Stan Swamy, the Indian state has proved that it doesn’t care for seniors when it comes to suppressing any voice of dissent July 5, 2021 will go down as another black day in the history of the world’s so-called largest democracy. It was then that an 84-year-old Roman Catholic priest, Stan Swamy, died in the custody[Read More…]

by 07/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Father Stan Was Martyred For Standing Against Proto-Fascism

Father Stan Was Martyred For Standing Against Proto-Fascism

Without doubt one of the great democrats or crusaders against proto- fascism has perished. Few activists in such a considerable degree voiced the very soul of the opressed masses of Jharkhand as Father Stan Swamy.He was a living illustration that regardless of age the relentless spirit is never lost in the quest for liberation from the clutches of tyranny. Father[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Fr. Stan Swamy Will Be Remembered Always for His Deep Commitment to Justice and His Courage

Fr. Stan Swamy Will Be Remembered Always for His Deep Commitment to Justice and His Courage

The death of Fr. Stan Swamy in extremely tragic circumstances on July 5 will be mourned by all those who believe in the most basic human values. He will be remembered by countless people for his very strong commitment to justice and for standing up for his beliefs and values with great courage. He will be remembered as a champion[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
The Institutional Murder of Fr. Stan Swamy

The Institutional Murder of Fr. Stan Swamy

A statement by the family members and friends of the BK-16 We, the friends and family members of those accused in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy case, are deeply pained and shaken to the core by the loss of Father Stan Swamy. This is not a natural death, but the institutional murder of a gentle soul, committed by an inhuman state.[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Stan Swamy: Capital Punishment without trial

Stan Swamy: Capital Punishment without trial

The death of Father Stan Swamy in Custody is a reminder of how India’s criminal justice system has collapsed and is being used by the party in power to criminalise the activists, writers, dissenters and political opponents. One need not to think too much of it but a sequence of events since 2014 after Narendra Modi government took power. Right[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Hold All Those Responsible For Stan Swamy’s Death Accountable

Hold All Those Responsible For Stan Swamy’s Death Accountable

Stan Swamy, a Jesuit priest, and human rights advocate died in custody Monday at the age of 84 after 270 days of arbitrary confinement. Despite his precarious health condition, advanced age, and positive Covid-19 test, the authorities consistently denied him parole and necessary treatment. I urge an unbiased and transparent investigation into Mr. Swamy’s death in order to hold all[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Stan Swamy: A Murder In Judicial Custody

Stan Swamy: A Murder In Judicial Custody

  CDRO salutes Fr. Stan Swamy, an activist and a champion of the rights of the tribal and marginalised people. CDRO believes that his death is nothing but a murder in judicial custody and urges all democratic people to protest against the death Fr. Stan Swamy’s death is nothing but a blatant murder in judicial custody. Modi-government and the Judiciary[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Fr. Stan is dead! Salutes to an extraordinary rights fighter!!

Fr. Stan is dead! Salutes to an extraordinary rights fighter!!

PUCL is extremely saddened and anguished by the death of Fr. Stan Swamy today, 5th July, 2021 in the Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, where he was undertaking treatment pursuant to an interim order of the Bombay High Court in his bail petition in the Bhima Koregaon case. What is most tragic is that even as the High Court Division Bench[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
A Prophet is a Threat to the Powerful: A Tribute to Stan Swamy

A Prophet is a Threat to the Powerful: A Tribute to Stan Swamy

No prophet is recognised by the powerful. Prophets are killed because they are a threat to the powerful. That was the message of the Gospel read at masses in Catholic churches on Sunday, 4th July. Stan Swamy was bearing witness to it on the same day by being critical and he left us today, 5th July, a martyr of the[Read More…]

by 05/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Stan Swamy’s Health: Open Letter To Chief Justice Of Bombay High Court

Stan Swamy’s Health: Open Letter To Chief Justice Of Bombay High Court

Respected Sir, This is to bring to your notice the irreversibly deteriorating condition of 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy, an undertrial prisoner accused in the Elgar Parishad case and lodged at Taloja Central Prison in Maharashtra. He has been under intensive care at the Holy Family Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai, after he was directed to be hospitalized on 28 May. Today,[Read More…]

by 05/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Urgent need for bail and specialised medical treatment for critical Stan Swamy

Urgent need for bail and specialised medical treatment for critical Stan Swamy

Statement by Jharkhand Jan Adhikar Mahasabha 84-year old Priest Stan Swamy’s health has deteriorated and he has been put on a ventilator at the Holy Family hospital. His situation is said to be critical. The NIA and central government are solely responsible for the sufferings of this elderly person and the current state of affair. The NIA court also played[Read More…]

by 04/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Urgent need to shift Stan Swamy to a good hospital

Urgent need to shift Stan Swamy to a good hospital

Stan Swamy, 84-year old Adivasi rights activist from Jharkhand, was arrested by NIA under UAPA in the Bhima Koregaon case on the 8th of October 2020 and has been lodged in Taloja jail, near Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has spent his entire life fighting for Adivasi rights and the rights of the underprivileged. Stan Swamy is a Parkinson’s disease patient with[Read More…]

by 20/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Two Crucial Reasons Why Fr. Stan Swamy Should Be Released at the Earliest

Two Crucial Reasons Why Fr. Stan Swamy Should Be Released at the Earliest

It is the duty of all patriotic citizens to protect the international reputation of their country. For the greater part of its post-independence period India has experienced a reasonably good reputation in terms of democracy and human rights. There were always some problems, things were never perfect, there were ups and downs, but on the whole there was a reasonably[Read More…]

by 17/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Birthday Greetings, Dear Fr. Stan!

Birthday Greetings, Dear Fr. Stan!

  Dear Stan, It is rather unusual and certainly not normal to wish someone who is in prison “A Happy Birthday!” One’s birthday cannot be ‘happy’ in prison; however, in wishing you – we celebrate your life: your mission and your message and above all, those whom you have so closely identified with, all these years so “Birthday Greetings to[Read More…]

by 25/04/2021 1 comment Human Rights
Fr Stan Swamy and the Ides of March

Fr Stan Swamy and the Ides of March

Sometime, just before Monday 22 March (the day the order in response to his bail application was scheduled to be pronounced), Fr. Stan Swamy sent a communication from the confines of the Taloja Prison where he has been incarcerated for near six months now. In that communication he said, “So, we await ‘the ides of March’” From the tone of[Read More…]

by 30/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

In a letter written by Fr. Stan Swamy SJ, from the prison, said, “Dear friends: Peace! Though I do not have many details, from what I have heard, I am grateful to all of you for expressing your solidarity support. I am in a cell approximately 13 feet x 8 feet, along with two more inmates. It has a small[Read More…]

by 13/02/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
The cost of voicing dissent: UAPA against G.N. Saibaba, Gautam Navlakha, Father Stan Swamy and others

The cost of voicing dissent: UAPA against G.N. Saibaba, Gautam Navlakha, Father Stan Swamy and others

In 2016, a Supreme Court Judge asked the state of Maharashtra, “Do you want to extract a pound of flesh?” The statement was directed against the state for contesting the bail plea of Delhi University Professor G. N. Saibaba. Saibaba was arrested in 2014, a justification for which was to prevent him from committing what the police called “anti-national activities.”[Read More…]

by 26/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
In Conversation with Father Stan Swamy

In Conversation with Father Stan Swamy

None would ever have imagined that an octogenarian Stan Swamy would face such a harsh treatment for his committed work for the Adivasis of Jharkhand. When the governments of the world over honor activists who work in tiring circumstances and devote their time to areas far away from their places than we must realise that it is not for money[Read More…]

by 24/12/2020 1 comment Human Rights
Christmas Message for Father Stan Swami

Christmas Message for Father Stan Swami

Dear Father Stan Swami, It would be silly for me to start by hoping you are well, for I know about the state of your ill health and the complete disregard of the prison authorities in this respect. However, I have been moved to write to you by the Xmas season that is upon us. I am saddened that due[Read More…]

by 21/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Stand With Stan: Release All Accused In The Bhima Koregaon Case

Stand With Stan: Release All Accused In The Bhima Koregaon Case

A webinar was organised with major initiative of Indian Christians for Democracy on 25th October, Sunday, 2020 from 11.00 to 1.00 pm. Dr. Fr. Prakash Louis the founder of the Indian Christians for Democracy forum initiated, planned and executed this webinar. Roselle Solomon and Ranjan Solomon hosted the webinar. Dr. John Dayal moderated the webinar. The objectives of the webinar[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
 Opposition Leaders, Civil Society denounce arrest of Stan Swamy  and other activists in Bhima Koregaon case

 Opposition Leaders, Civil Society denounce arrest of Stan Swamy  and other activists in Bhima Koregaon case

Introduction             PUCL organised a virtual Press Conference on 21st October, 2020 to condemn the illegal arrest of Fr. Stan Swamy of Jharkhand and 15 other activists in the Bhima Koregaon case. The Press Conference was to create a platform for different civil society groups and political parties to jointly condemn the brazen abuse of UAPA by the Central Government[Read More…]

by 21/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Punishing the Messengers of Justice

Punishing the Messengers of Justice

Standing for justice is bad news for the powers that be. That is why the arrest of the 83-year old Jesuit Stan Swamy had to come sometime because he has fought for justice all his life. But when it really came it shocked those who know him. It had to come because shooting the messenger of justice is basic to[Read More…]

by 20/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
 Release Father Stan Swamy

 Release Father Stan Swamy

Dear Rachael Maskell MP,  I am William Nicholas Gomes; I am your constituent and a human rights activist and freelance journalist. I am writing about the Indian Jesuit priest and human rights defender, Fr Stan Swamy SJ, who has been taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India for alleged Maoist links. Fr Stan is 83 years old[Read More…]

by 17/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Release of all those arrested in the fabricated Bhima Koregaon case

Release of all those arrested in the fabricated Bhima Koregaon case

  CDRO is shocked to hear the news of the arrest of Father  Stan Swamy in connection with the infamous Bhima-Koregaon (BK) case. We note with disgust that Father Stan Swamy is the latest victim of the witch hunt operation carried out by the BJP-government in the name of BK case. It is a well-known fact today that the NIA,[Read More…]

Condemn the arrest of rights activist Fr. Stan Swamy in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case!

Condemn the arrest of rights activist Fr. Stan Swamy in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case!

On October 8th, a day before the deadline for filing the charge-sheet in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case elapsed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the 83-year-old Jesuit priest and veteran tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy. He was forcibly taken from Ranchi to Mumbai and produced before the Sessions Court on October 9th. Alongside this, the NIA presented a[Read More…]

by 13/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Arrest Most Foul

Arrest Most Foul

WSS is appalled at the arrest of Father Stan Swamy, an elderly Jesuit priest working on adivasi issues for the past 5 decades in the infamous Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad conspiracy case on the night of 8 October, 2020.  WSS condemns this most recent arrest of a sterling activist and a reputed authority, and calls out the sheer absurdity[Read More…]

by 12/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
PUCL Condemns the Detention and Arrest of Fr. Stan Swamy in Bhima Koregaon Case

PUCL Condemns the Detention and Arrest of Fr. Stan Swamy in Bhima Koregaon Case

PUCL is shocked by and condemns the detention and arrest by NIA police team of 83 year old Fr. Stan Swamy from his residence in Bagaicha, Ranchi to take him to Mumbai to be remanded in the Bhima Koregaon (BK) case for allegedly being part of the larger conspiracy to cause unrest. The inhuman and insincere act of the NIA[Read More…]

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