Browsed by
Tag: Stan Swamy

Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail / Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas

Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail / Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas

Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail

5/12/2020

Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter

Plea for straw, sipper and winter wear pending before court as report from jail did not arrive on Friday.
While 83-year-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy’s plea for straw, sipper and winter wear continues to be pending before the court as the report from jail did not arrive on Friday, Swamy’s advocate has made a plea before the special court on Friday seeking to be heard if Swamy is to be shifted out of Taloja Central Jail where he is currently lodged.
Read more


Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas seeking his bag, copy of hard disk and direction against jail transfer

04/12/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Swamy’s lawyer on Friday confirmed to the court that he has received a straw, sipper and winter clothes.
Jailed activist Stan Swamy on Friday moved the special National Investigation Agency court with three new petitions, reported The Hindu. The pleas sought direction to the investigation agency to return Swamy’s bag, which was seized during his arrest, a clone copy of his hard disk, and an order not to transfer him from Taloja Jail, where he is currently lodged.
Read more


Father Stan Swamy files fresh application in NIA Court for his bag, clone copy of hard disk

04/12/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

Advocate Shariq Sheikh appearing for Swamy, claimed that Swamy had heard from a jail official that he may be transferred to another jail.
Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case and presently lodged in a prison hospital, has moved the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court seeking return of his bag and also requesting for a clone copy of his hard disk, both allegedly under NIA custody.
Read more

Law is No Longer About Justice But is Reimagined as a Tool of Terror and Harassment

Law is No Longer About Justice But is Reimagined as a Tool of Terror and Harassment

The Leaflet / by Shiv Visvanathan

Each citizen, as Havel once said about totalitarianism, must become iconic of protest from body language to symbolism. When indifference and prejudice becomes a monstrosity of legal indifference, civil society must reinvent democracy as a new politics of caring, says Shiv Visvanathan.
Read more

Maharashtra govt blamed for not providing basic facilities to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail

Maharashtra govt blamed for not providing basic facilities to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail

Maharashtra govt blamed for not providing basic facilities to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail

03/12/2020

Counterview / by Counterview Representative

A well-known Jharkhand civil rights organization has blamed the Maharashtra government for failing to ensure “basic rights” 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, a state human rights activist, currently lodged as an undertrial in Mumbai’s Taloja jail. In a letter to state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, it regretted, the jail authorities only provided with a sipper to the human rights activist, suffering from Parkinson’s “on November 29 after widespread condemnation from all quarters.”
Read more


The last straw is being further disabled – prisoners with disabilities

02/12/2020

The Hindu / by Jay Manoj Sanklecha

Denying a prisoner with disabilities his recognised rights is a legal wrong and a display of a lack of compassion.
… If Father Swamy’s allegations are true … apart from demonstrating the insensitivity of legal procedure, outline another fundamental issue — that of the rights of prisoners with disabilities. While incarceration itself is not easy, it is significantly more difficult for persons with disabilities.
Read more


Tweet by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabh

Dec 1: Mahasabha has written to Maharashtra CM @OfficeofUT with the appeal to ensure all amenities and dignity to Stan Swamy.

Click to enlarge

Ensure proper medical treatment for Stan Swamy: Front Line Defenders

01/12/2020

Sabrang India / by Sabrangindia

The international organisation expressed concern over the denial of a straw for the Parkinson’s Disease affected Jharkhand activist.
Front Line Defenders, an organisation that works globally to seek protections for activists and human rights defenders, has demanded that Fr. Stan be moved to a private hospital equipped to provide necessary medical treatment. They have further demanded that all charges against him be dropped.
Read more

Video: Why is UAPA a draconian law?

Video: Why is UAPA a draconian law?


en | 13:04min | 2020

Newslaundry / by Newslaundry Team

You may lately have come across stories of activists and journalists being charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, or UAPA. The UAPA is an anti-terrorism law which has been used against activists associated with the Bhima-Koregaon movement, the citizenship law protesters, and even a journalist on his way to cover the Hathras rape and murder…
Meghnad S takes you through the history of the UAPA, its evolution from an anti-secession legislation to being an anti-terrorism law, and how it has been misused by successive governments.
Watch video

To Why Stan Swamy, 83, Couldn’t Get A Straw, Probe Agency’s 10-Point Reply

To Why Stan Swamy, 83, Couldn’t Get A Straw, Probe Agency’s 10-Point Reply

To Why Stan Swamy, 83, Couldn’t Get A Straw, Probe Agency’s 10-Point Reply

30/11/2020

NDTV / by Neeta Sharma

Father Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old tribal rights activist who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and was arrested last month over his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon case, couldn’t get a straw and sipper for around four weeks because the National Investigation Agency (NIA) didn’t have them, the agency has said.
In a 473-word news release divided into 10 points, the agency on Sunday said it never confiscated Mr Swamy’s straw and sipper during his arrest nearly two months ago. “NIA had conducted his personal search in presence of independent witnesses and no such straw and sipper were found,” it said.
Read more


How the legal process played football with Parkinson’s patient Stan Swamy’s sipper & straw

30/11/2020

The Print / by Bhadra Sinha & Poojarsi Ganesan

A special NIA court has rejected Jesuit priest and Parkinson’s patient Stan Swamy’s request for a sipper & straw after giving probe agency 20 days to respond.
Is an inmate required to wait for a month to get basic articles, such as a sipper and straw for a Parkinson’s patient?
Read more

From sippers and sweaters to mail and mulaqats, how prisoners are being kept waiting for basics

From sippers and sweaters to mail and mulaqats, how prisoners are being kept waiting for basics

From sippers and sweaters to mail and mulaqats, how prisoners are being kept waiting for basics

29/11/2020

Times of India / Himanshi Dhawan

Letters from wife? Rejected. Sipper for Parkinson’s patient? Court hearing awaited. Warm clothes to deal with the capital’s chilly temperatures? Allowed but after a long wait.
Many a political prisoner in Maharashtra and Delhi has been struggling for access to basic necessities these last few month.
Read more


Stan Swamy gets a sipper, finally

29/11/2020

Mumbai Mirror / by Shruti Ganapatye

The ‘inhumane’ treatment meted out to the 83-year-old Parkinson’s patient by the NIA and Taloja jail authorities had drawn a lot of flak from citizens.
Almost 50 days after his arrest, 83-year-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy , who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was provided a sipper by the Taloja Jail authorities.
Read more

Stan Swamy, 83, waits as the buck is passed on his sipper and straw

Stan Swamy, 83, waits as the buck is passed on his sipper and straw

The Indian Express / by Sadaf Modak

The Maharashtra government and authorities in Mumbai’s Taloja central jail say Swamy, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, has been provided with all basic facilities, including a straw and sipper cup, since he was taken to the hospital ward within weeks of his arrival in prison.
Read more

lawyers & well-wishers send straws & sippers for Stan Swamy / Video: Denied Sipper, Straw in Jail

lawyers & well-wishers send straws & sippers for Stan Swamy / Video: Denied Sipper, Straw in Jail

Lawyers Send Straws & Sippers To Mumbai’s Taloja Jail For 83-Year Old Stan Swamy

28/11/2020

Live Law / by Live Law News Network

After 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy moved the NIA Court seeking adequate facilities at the Taloja Jail as he is unable to drink water from glass due to medical reasons, a group of lawyers have sent straws and sippers for him. Stating that the authorities must ensure that the detention of persons at the jail must be ‘human’, the members of the Bar urged the Jail Superintendent of Taloja Jail to make arrangements for all inmates as per the jail manual who have special medical needs.
Read more


Disability Rights Organisation To Send Sipper For Stan Swamy In Taloja Jail

28/11/2020

Outlook / by pti

NPRD also appeals all disability rights organisations, activists to join this campaign and send sippers to Swamy.
Tribal activist Stan Swamy’s painful wait for a sipper cannot be tolerated any longer, said a prominent disability rights organisation that is planning to send the drinking aid to the jailed octogenarian, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Read more


Over 100 straws & sippers sent for Father Stan Swamy as outrage builds up over denial of assistive aids

27/11/2020

Newzhook / by Newshook

The plight of Father Stan Swamy continues to draw outrage among disability rights groups and ordinary citizens. Over 100 straws and sippers have been sent to the Taloja Jail where he is lodged in as well as the National Investigation Agency office. The 83-year-old activist has Parkinson’s disease, a condition recognised as disabling under RPWD Act 2016.
Read more


#SippersForStan: Social media users launch campaign to send sippers to jailed activist Stan Swamy

27/11/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The National Investigation Agency’s statement in court on Thursday that it would not be able to provide a sipper and straw to jailed activist Stan Swamy has prompted social media users around the country to take matters into their own hands and send these items to him themselves.
Read more


Video: Denied Sipper, Straw in Jail. How Stan Swamy´s case is different from Arnab Goswami´s

27/11/2020


en | 53min | 2020

Mojo Story / by Barkha Dutt

A Special NIA Court in Mumbai denied 83-year old Stan Swamy, suffering from Parkinson’s, booked under the UAPA Act, of basic amenities like a straw and a sipper.
Watch video

Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

27/11/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

“… he was not arrested during the long investigation lasting more than 2 years itself shows that he was never seen as a flight risk or someone who would tamper with evidence”, reads the application.
83-year-old tribal rights activist and Jesuit priest, Father Stan Swamy has filed a bail application before the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai seeking release on bail from Taloja Central Jail where he has been lodged for his alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Read more


Father Stan Swamy files plea for woollens, sipper, straw

27/11/2020

Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah

Tribal rights activist and priest Father Stan Swamy filed a fresh application on Thursday, requesting winter wear, a sipper cup and straw after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) informed the special court it had not confiscated Swamy’s straw and sipper cup. The matter, along with Swamy’s bail plea, will be heard next in December.
Read more


We Don’t Have Father Stan Swamy’s Sipper & Straw With Us, Says NIA

26/11/2020

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

A Special NIA Court in Mumbai directed the concerned medical officer in Taloja jail to reply to the requirement of a straw and sipper filed by 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease after the National Investigation Agency expressed its inability to provide a straw and sipper for the Jesuit priest accused in the cast based violence at Bhima Koregaon.
Finally, Court directed the medical officer to reply to the requirement of straw and sipper along with winter clothes. The matter will now be heard on December 4.
Read more


Wait for straw, sipper gets longer for Stan Swamy, who has Parkinson’s disease & is in jail

26/11/2020

The Print / by Apoorva Mandhani

Stan Swamy, in jail in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence, files fresh application seeking a straw and sipper after NIA denies seizing it. Matter will be heard on 4 December.
Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old Jharkhand-based Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last month in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, will have to wait till December at least to get a straw and sipper cup which he needs as a Parkinson’s disease patient, as well as winter clothes.
Read more

SC Has Let People Down, Abdicated Duty to Defend Fundamental Rights: Justice A.P. Shah

SC Has Let People Down, Abdicated Duty to Defend Fundamental Rights: Justice A.P. Shah

The Wire / by Karan Thapar

In one of the sharpest criticisms of the Supreme Court made by one of India’s most highly regarded retired judges, the former Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts has said that “to a large extent the Supreme Court is letting down the people of India”.
Justice Ajit Prakash Shah said the Supreme Court has “completely abdicated its duty to defend fundamental rights” and added that this will “affect the credibility of the Court and its prestige”.
Read more


Video: SC Has Let People Down, Abdicated Duty to Defend Fundamental Rights, says Justice A.P. Shah


en | 51:32min | 2020
Watch video