In remembrance and gratitude
for Fr Stan Swamy, for his life of service to the poor and marginalised,
especially the adivasis (indigenous)
in India, a Eucharist was celebrated by Fr General, Arturo Sosa, at the General
Curia on Saturday 10 July along with many other religious and faithful.
We recall that Father Stan died on 5 July 2021 in custody,
imprisoned for nine months, since 8 October 2020. He was imprisoned on false and
fabricated charges of sedition and anti-national activitiesunder the ‘Unlawful Activities Prevention Act’ (UAPA).
Fifteen others are still in custody as undertrials, some of them for more than
3 years, on the same charges of sedition. This group is commonly known as the
Bhima Koregaon 16.