Various Solidarity Statements: We stand with Fr. Stan Swamy / Petition: Drop the false charges immediately!

Various Solidarity Statements: We stand with Fr. Stan Swamy / Petition: Drop the false charges immediately!

Pictures: Ranchi, 9 Oct 2020

Petition: Drop the false charges against Fr Stan Swamy immediately!


Petition initiated by George Pattery

We stand together strongly to condemn the false allegations and defamatory charges  against Fr Stan Swamy by the Pune police, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA). These charges frame him in the Bhima Koregaon case, call him an “urban naxalite”, and accuse him of plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister. They are patently false and defamatory.
Read more/sign petition

‘Distressed, troubled’: Ranchi Catholic Church demands Stan Swamy’s release


The Indian Express / by Express News Service

On Thursday, Father Stan Swamy was taken into custody from his Ranchi home in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case. He was brought to Mumbai from Ranchi and produced before a court at 1.30 pm today which then directed him to be sent in judicial custody till October 23.
Read more

Statements by Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), Society of Jesus & Jesuit Conference of South Asia


Click to enlarge statements

We Stand With Stan Swamy


By Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha

The recent arrest of Stan Swamy is a gross violation of human rights and democratic norms
Two thousand people condemn the arrest of tribal rights activist Stan Swamy by the NIA on 8 Oct 2020 and urge @HemantSoren JMM to oppose the arrest.

Click to enlarge full statement

‘Preposterous’, ‘Witch-Hunt’: Twitter Outraged Over Stan Swamy’s Arrest In Bhima-Koregaon Case


HuffPost / by Rohini Chatterji

An 83-year-old activist, Stan Swamy, was arrested by the National Investigative Agency on Thursday, the lates in the series of arrests of activists in the Bhima-Koregaon case.
He was taken into custody from his home in Ranchi.
Swamy’s arrested created outrage with many taking to social media to protest it.
Here’s what people said
Read more

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


Countercurrents / by PUCL

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 authorities in arresting Fr. Stan stands out for its sheer vindictiveness for Fr. Stan fully cooperated with the Investigating officers of the NIA when they questioned him in the Jesuit Residence in Bagaicha for over 15 hours, on July 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 6th August. Despite his advanced age and other age related ailments, Fr. Stan patiently answered all queries put to him.
Read more

Comments are closed.