Lucknow: Reacting strongly to the death of Father Stan Swamy, human rights organization Rihai Manch said that this is not death, it is outright murder and the culprits of this murder are the black laws and the governments that impose them. Father Stan was remembered and paid tribute at the Rihai Manch office in Lucknow.
Rihai Manch President Muhammad Shuaib said that it is unfortunate that Father Stan Swamy, who has been fighting for the cause of tribal for a long time, was made an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case under UAPA.
The manner and circumstances under which he was arrested raised questions and was seen as an attack on democratic rights. His words said two days before the arrest will have to be looked into.
Father Stan Swamy said, “What is happening to me is not a unique thing happening to me alone. It is a widespread process that is happening all over the country. We all know How prominent intellectuals, lawyers, writers, poets, activists, student leaders are all imprisoned because they have expressed their dissent or raised questions about India’s ruling powers. We are part of the process. I am happy to be a part of this process. I am not a mute spectator, but a part of the game, and am ready to pay whatever the cost.”
Speakers said that it is also no less unfortunate that ignoring his deteriorating health, he was kept in jail teachings. All requests for treatment were ignored. Why not call all these developments part of the conspiracy to kill him. A case of murder should be registered against the NIA and the jail administration opposing his release.
Father Stan stood fearlessly to protect the democratic rights of the tribal, their culture and environment. Under the guise of development projects and programs and under military action such as Operation Green Hunt, Father Stan Swamy continued to protest fearlessly against the forced displacement and repression of tribal.
Srijan Yogi Adiyog, Ravish Alam, public servant Raja Bhaiya, Imran Ahmed, Rajiv Yadav, Jyoti Rai, Ram Krishna, Shahrukh, Haider Khan, Muhammad Faisal Khurram, OP Sinha, Shabroz Mohammadi, Virendra Gupta, Dr. MD Khan were present in the tribute meeting.