Jesuits all over the world are demanding Fr. Stan Swamy’s release in India. Human rights defender Fr Stan Swamy SJ was taken into custody on 8 October by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India alleging that he had links with the Maoist, which he has denied totally. Fr Stan, who is 83 years old and in poor health, has worked untiringly for the marginalized, downtrodden, and other vulnerable communities, especially the indigenous people in Jharkhand, India, for five decades. The Jesuit Conference of South Asia has called Monday, 12 October, a National Day of Solidarity with Fr. Stan Swamy. Peaceful demonstrations, meetings of solidarity, candlelight march, prayer, online campaigns are held across the country and worldwide calling for the release of Stan and 15 others who are also accused in the same case.
To know more about the solidarity activities, visit the website: StandwithStan