Should undertrials be denied basic humaneness?Tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy passed away at age 84 in State custody in the hospital where he was undergoing treatment. R.I.P. Father.
As you all are aware, Father Stan Swamy had been arrested under an anti-terror law in the Elgar Parishad case. He was not only denied bail numerous times, but reports came in that at one point of time when in jail, he was denied something as simple as a sipper and a straw. The NIA was unwilling to get him admitted to a hospital for private medical treatment even when his health deteriorated badly, and only due to the High Court's directive that he was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai in May this year where he was looked after well, but unfortunately, it came too late as his condition worsened over time.
Why was Father Stan Swamy tagged as a 'terrorist'?
Why was Father Stan Swamy denied humane treatment?