Twitter Reactions: Political fraternity saddened and outraged over Father Stan Swamy's death
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 5, 2021 07:00 PM2021-07-05T19:00:00+5:302021-07-05T19:00:00+5:30
Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgaar Parishad case passed away at the age of 84 due to ...
Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgaar Parishad case passed away at the age of 84 due to cardiac arrest. Doctors at Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, informed the Bombay High Court that Swamy, 84, passed away around 1.30 pm. His lawyers moved the Bombay High Court on Monday morning, seeking an urgent hearing on his medical bail plea, after he his health deteriorated on Sunday and he was put on ventilator support.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed condolences over the passing away of Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgaar Parishad case. Gandhi took to Twitter and said that Swamy “deserved justice and humaneness”. CPIM general secretary Sitaram Yechury stated that he was deeply pained and outraged at the death of the death Jesuit priest and social activist who tirelessly helped the marginalised. Yechury also demanded “Accountability must be fixed for this murder in custody”.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated, “Unjustifiable that a man who fought all through his life for our society’s most downtrodden, had to die in custody. Such travesty of justice should have no place in our democracy”. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren condoled the death of Swamy and said that the union government should be answerable for absolute apathy and non-provision of timely medical services, leading to his death. Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and said, “Sad to learn of Fr #StanSwamy‘s passing. A humanitarian & man of God whom our government could not treat with humanity. Deeply saddened as an Indian. RIP”....
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of Father Stan Swamy.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 5, 2021
He deserved justice and humaneness.
Deeply pained & outraged at the death of Father Stan Swamy.— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 5, 2021
A jesuit priest & social activist he tirelessly helped the marginalised.
Draconian UAPA custody, inhuman treatment since October 2020 with no charge established.
Accountability must be fixed for this murder in custody. pic.twitter.com/iQ8XrfRb9n
Deeply saddened by the passing of Fr. Stan Swamy. Unjustifiable that a man who fought all through his life for our society's most downtrodden, had to die in custody. Such travesty of justice should have no place in our democracy. Heartfelt condolences!— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) July 5, 2021
Shocked to learn about the demise of Father Stan Swamy. He dedicated his life working for tribal rights. I had strongly opposed his arrest & incarceration. The Union Govt should be answerable for absolute apathy & non provision of timely medical services, leading to his death.— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) July 5, 2021
Who in the apparatus of the Indian state will be held responsible for this tragedy? Make no mistake — it is the Indian state that killed Fr. Stan Swamy, who was such a passionate crusader for social justice. https://t.co/gAbZL2Y8aI— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) July 5, 2021
Deeply disturbed by the passing away of 84 year old tribal activist Stan Swamy. A ruthless & callous government that deprived him of dignity even while he was alive has blood on its hands. Absolutely shocked & appalled. May his soul rest in peace.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 5, 2021
It’s over. Modi & Shah have accomplished the custodial killing of the gentle Jesuit social worker Fr Stan Swamy, who spent his life serving the oppressed. I hope the judges who denied him bail never get to sleep at night: they have blood on their hands. https://t.co/yp8Wi3SEh1— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 5, 2021
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