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Jesuit body moves Bombay HC to clear Stan Swamy’s name

The submissions by senior advocates Mihir Desai and Mihir Joshi, filed in the bail application of Swamy, stated that the Jamshedpur Jesuit Providence appointed Fr Frazer Mascarenhas as the late activist’s next of kin and he would participate in the inquiry by the magistrate.
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami, in Namkum near Ranchi on Aug 28, 2018. (PTI)
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami, in Namkum near Ranchi on Aug 28, 2018. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 04:07 AM IST
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ByKAY Dodhiya , Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Stan Swamy was a wonderful person: HC while hearing his bail plea posthumously

  • The Bombay High Court bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar asked advocate Sandesh Patil, appearing for the NIA, as to for how many years can people be asked to languish in jail without a trial.
The high court bench stated that Stan Swamy's death was beyond their anticipation.
The high court bench stated that Stan Swamy's death was beyond their anticipation.
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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'Stain on India's human rights record': UN expert on Stan Swamy's death

Swamy, 84, who was arrested last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died at a Mumbai hospital on July 5.
CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat with others holding placards shout slogans during a protest demanding justice for Father Stan Swamy near Raj Bhavan, in Ranchi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat with others holding placards shout slogans during a protest demanding justice for Father Stan Swamy near Raj Bhavan, in Ranchi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 11:17 AM IST
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Bengaluru institute where Stan Swamy spent 16 years remembers activist’s legacy

Father Stan Swamy was arrested on October 8, 2020 by the National Investigation Agency, which alleged that the priest had Maoist connections and was working for frontal organisations of the banned CPI (Maoist).
File photo of Stan Swamy during his tenure at Indian Social Insititute( Indian Social Institute )
File photo of Stan Swamy during his tenure at Indian Social Insititute( Indian Social Institute )
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

International bodies express concern on Stan Swamy’s death

The UN high commissioner for human rights and other UN independent experts had repeatedly raised the cases of Swamy and 15 other human rights defenders associated with the Bhima Koregaon case with the Indian government over the past three years and sought their release from pre-trial detention, Bachelet’s spokesperson for Liz Throssell said.
People hold posters next to candles outside a church holding memorial mass for the Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, in Mumbai, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (PTI)
People hold posters next to candles outside a church holding memorial mass for the Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, in Mumbai, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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Release all Bhima Koregaon accused, Opposition parties write to President

The letter came a day after the 84-year-old Jesuit priest died of a cardiac arrest at a time the Bombay high court was hearing his medical bail plea.
Elgar Parishad conclave was organised at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017, a day before violence erupted in Bhima Koregaon where large number of Dalits had come to observe the bicentennial celebrations of the 1818 battle of Bhima Koregaon.(HT file photo)
Elgar Parishad conclave was organised at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017, a day before violence erupted in Bhima Koregaon where large number of Dalits had come to observe the bicentennial celebrations of the 1818 battle of Bhima Koregaon.(HT file photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 01:43 AM IST
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News updates from HT: Oppn leaders write to Prez seeking justice for Stan Swamy

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Members of The Bombay Catholic Sabha hold a memorial mass outside St. Peter's Church in Bandra in protest holding banners and lighting candles for the Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy.(HT Photo )
Members of The Bombay Catholic Sabha hold a memorial mass outside St. Peter's Church in Bandra in protest holding banners and lighting candles for the Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy.(HT Photo )
Published on Jul 06, 2021 09:05 PM IST
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Ask Centre to act against those responsible for false cases against Stan Swamy

  • The leaders in a letter to the President also demanded the release of all those jailed in the Bhima Koregaon case and other detenues under politically motivated cases, misusing draconian laws like UAPA, sedition etc.
People hold banners and shout slogans during a prayer meeting for Father Stan Swamy outside a church in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 6, 2021.(AP)
People hold banners and shout slogans during a prayer meeting for Father Stan Swamy outside a church in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 6, 2021.(AP)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Stan Swamy's death: 'Custodial murder' alleges Opposition, Congress to protest

Stan Swamy suffered cardiac arrest as per doctors (Agencies)
Stan Swamy suffered cardiac arrest as per doctors (Agencies)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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‘Stan Swamy’s death a custodial killing’, claims Goa Cong; to hold protest today

Stan Swamy, one of the accused in the Elgar Parishad case, also referred to as the Bhima Koregaon violence, passed away on Monday. Swamy had suffered a cardiac arrest at 4am, Dr Ian D’souza of the Holy Family Hospital told the Bombay high court on Monday during a hearing on his bail plea, adding that he was declared dead at 1.30pm
The 84-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested by the NIA on October 8 last year and was lodged at the Taloja jail.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)
The 84-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested by the NIA on October 8 last year and was lodged at the Taloja jail.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 06:24 AM IST
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By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Stan Swamy: Champion of tribal rights who spent his last months in prison

The 84-year-old Swamy died in a Mumbai hospital on Monday. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in an early morning raid at his non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bagaicha, on the outskirts of Ranchi, on October 9 last year.
Swamy, 84, first travelled to Jharkhand in 1956 as a trainee cleric but got more involved in working with the local tribespeople in 1991.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File Photo)
Swamy, 84, first travelled to Jharkhand in 1956 as a trainee cleric but got more involved in working with the local tribespeople in 1991.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2021 02:00 AM IST
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Activists, opposition call out 'custodial murder' of Stan Swamy

  • Rights activist Shabnam Hashmi called Stan Swamy's death "custodial murder" and said that the government has to be held accountable.
Stan Swamy, the Jesuit priest who was arrested last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday.(PTI)
Stan Swamy, the Jesuit priest who was arrested last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 09:10 PM IST
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By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Activist Stan Swamy, accused in Elgar Parishad case, dies after cardiac arrest

Stan Swamy suffered a cardiac arrest at around 4am on Monday and was declared dead at 1:30pm, according to doctors.
Stan Swamy (HT File Photo)
Stan Swamy (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Stan Swamy put on ventilator support, NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt

“He is quite critical with severe breathing difficulties. It could be related to post-Covid complications, and we are already examining him for this,” said a doctor from Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment.
83-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
83-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 01:42 AM IST
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ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

84-year-old Stan Swamy tests Covid-positive

According to Kaustubh Kurlekar, jail superintendent of Taloja prison, the 84-year-old’s counsel informed them that Swamy has tested positive for Covid.
Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy. (HT file)
Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy. (HT file)
Updated on May 31, 2021 02:49 AM IST
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ByKAY Dodhiya , Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Elgar Parishad case: Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy moves Bombay HC for bail

The jailed activist is seeking bail citing his old age and on the ground that he is suffering from multiple ailments.
Human rights activist Stan Swamy seen speaking to mediapersons in this file photo. (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Human rights activist Stan Swamy seen speaking to mediapersons in this file photo. (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Elgar Parishad case: Court defers order on Stan Swamy's bail plea

Stan Swamy, currently lodged in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai, was arrested on October 8 last year by the NIA.
The bail plea had also said that Swamy was not connected in any way to the organisation of Elgar Parishad event in Pune on December 31, 2017.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The bail plea had also said that Swamy was not connected in any way to the organisation of Elgar Parishad event in Pune on December 31, 2017.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 09:16 PM IST
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Stan Swamy gets straw, sipper in jail, files fresh plea seeking his bag

Swamy, 83, on Friday filed three fresh applications seeking a direction to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to return his bag, a copy of his hard disk and a direction to not transfer him from Taloja jail.
Swamy, who is suffering from various health ailments including Parkinson’s disease, was arrested on October 8 by NIA.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Swamy, who is suffering from various health ailments including Parkinson’s disease, was arrested on October 8 by NIA.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 05:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent and PTI

NIA rejects reports of seizing Stan Swamy’s sipper as ‘false and mischievous’

The 83-year-old was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai.
Human rights activist Stan Swamy talking to media persons after a raid by Maharashtra police at his residence in connection with probe into the Bhima-Koregaon case in Ranchi on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Human rights activist Stan Swamy talking to media persons after a raid by Maharashtra police at his residence in connection with probe into the Bhima-Koregaon case in Ranchi on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

‘Baseless’: Taloja Jail on allegations of not providing sipper, straw to Stan Swamy

Swamy, 83, who is suffering from various health issues including Parkinson’s disease, was arrested on October 8 and has been lodged at the Taloja prison near here in Navi Mumbai.
Tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy.(PTI)
Tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 02:04 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Disability rights organization to send sipper to Taloja jail for Stan Swamy

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled’s reaction came after a special court in Mumbai on Thursday again rejected Swamy’s application for a straw and sipper, and sought a response from the National Investigation Agency on his request
83-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
83-year-old Stan Swamy was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 28, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Stan Swamy case: ‘Never recovered straw, sipper or sought 20 days’ says NIA

Father Stan Swamy, 83, was arrested in the first week of October by the agency in the Bhima-Koregaon conspiracy case of 2018
Human rights activist Father Stan Swamy.(HT Archive)
Human rights activist Father Stan Swamy.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Arrested activist Stan Swamy, 83, files fresh plea requesting straw again

Eighty-three-year-old Swamy, a Jesuit priest, was arrested on October 8 from his home in Ranchi for his alleged role in inciting mob violence in Bhima Koregaon near Pune in Maharashtra on January 1, 2018.
Activist Stan Swamy. (HT File photo)
Activist Stan Swamy. (HT File photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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Bhima-Koregaon case: NIA court rejects Father Stan Swamy’s plea for interim bail

Father Stan Swamy was arrested on October 8 from his residence in Ranchi and produced before the special court on October 9. He was remanded in judicial custody and has been lodged in Taloja jail since then.
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami.(PTI)
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 08:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Protests over Stan Swamy arrest in Bhima Koregaon case

Investigators said that speeches made at an Elgar Parishad event, which was allegedly funded by Maoists, aggravated caste clashes that broke out near Bhima Koregaon village on January 1, 2018. One person died in the clashes that also sparked widespread protests by Dalit groups.
Social activists hold placards during a protest after National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 82-year-old Father Stan Swamy on Thursday evening, for his alleged involvement in Bhima Koregaon violence, in Ranchi.(PTI)
Social activists hold placards during a protest after National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 82-year-old Father Stan Swamy on Thursday evening, for his alleged involvement in Bhima Koregaon violence, in Ranchi.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Ranchi/Mumbai | ByHT Correspondents

‘Fake evidence planted’: Jharkhand activist Stan Swamy claims before arrest

Stan Swamy is know for activism to raise rights issues of Jharkhand’s tribal community.
Investigating agencies have accused human rights activist Stan Swamy of receiving funds to further the ideology of Maoists in Jharkhand.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Investigating agencies have accused human rights activist Stan Swamy of receiving funds to further the ideology of Maoists in Jharkhand.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByCharul Shah & Manish Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

NIA arrests activist Stan Swamy in Bhima-Koregaon violence case

Stan Swamy is a member of CPI (Maoist) and actively involved in its activities, an official said.
Human rights activist Stan Swamy was arrested on Friday(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Human rights activist Stan Swamy was arrested on Friday(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

NIA detains activist Father Stan Swamy in Bhima-Koregaon violence case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday detained Ranchi-based human rights activist Father Stan Swamy for questioning in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami(PTI file photo)
Civil rights activist Father Stan Swami(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent

Elgar Parishad case: Stan Swamy’s residence raided by Pune police

The team arrived at Swamy’s Bagaicha campus at 7am and seized a computer hard disk, pen drive and documents, an official involved in the probe said.
State police guards the residence of human rights activist Stan Swamy during a raid by Maharashtra police in connection with probe into the Bhima-Koregaon case in Ranchi, India, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.((Photo / Hindustan Times ))
State police guards the residence of human rights activist Stan Swamy during a raid by Maharashtra police in connection with probe into the Bhima-Koregaon case in Ranchi, India, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.((Photo / Hindustan Times ))
Published on Jun 13, 2019 02:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune/ Ranchi | ByYogesh Joshi & Sanjoy Dey

Bhima-Koregaon case: Maharasthra police search Stan Swamy’s Ranchi house

The search operation was part of an investigation into the violence that erupted at Bhima-Koregaon village near Pune after an event called Elgar Parishad, or conclave, on December 31 last year.
The eight-member Pune police team arrived at Swamy’s Bagaicha campus around 7.15am.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The eight-member Pune police team arrived at Swamy’s Bagaicha campus around 7.15am.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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