Stan Swamy, 83 accused of the Bhim Koregaon Case and involvement with the Maoists. Hence, authorities arrested him in the case in October. He is a patient with Parkinson’s Disease. Therefore, has been requesting Straw, Sipper, and Winter Clothes.
Initially, ignorance and still a delay in providing such basic necessities have been there by the National Investigation Agency.
About Stan Swamy
Full Name– Father Stan Lourduswamy S.J.
Tribals rights activist
Indian Roman Catholic Priest
Member of Jesuit Order
The Petition Filed by Stan Swamy
On November 6, petition filed by Stan Swamy requests for Straw, Sipper and Winter Clothes.
Parkinson’s Disease affects the nervous system and causes difficulty in bodily movements. Also, the chilling winters surely are going to be difficult for him at an age of 83. Indeed, his petition requirements seem justified.
The National Investigation Agency initially delayed 3 weeks in responding. Further they stated that they didn’t have his belongings. Lately, after stating that the response to the same will be after 20 days,it is still stretched to December 4.
About The Case
Father Swamy is the oldest who is charged of terrorist involvement in India.
Mr. Swamy was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Bhim Koregaon Violence Case. Besides, his links to Maoist (Communist Party Of India) are alleged.
In a video recorded by Mr. Swamy anticipating the arrest:
He showed complete denial of the allegations. Furthermore, he cited that he was not in Pune and never participated in the act accused. He showed readiness to cooperate with the Investigation Agency.
However, requested to continue interrogation through video-conference due to the instability of his health. Nonetheless, the denial and delay to petition don’t seem to make justice.
Many activists and supporters have been supporting Father Stan Swamy. No prior criminal records against him also adds weightage to his claims.
Not just that, but other activists arrested in various cases have claimed similar issues. An ignorance to request for winter clothes.
Earlier, Dr. Kafil Khan’s case also went the same way. The harsh treatment and false accusations smothered the innocent citizen.
Ironically, the person who fights for Human Rights has to sacrifice his own rights.
Author: Mansi Goel
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