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 ...

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Twitter Reactions: Political fraternity saddened and outraged over Father Stan Swamy's death

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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”....

 

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