Bhadradri Kothagudem District, July 8, 2021: The death of human rights activist and political prisoner Stan Swamy was not natural, but was an institutional murder committed by the Modi government, alleged the CPI (Maoist).
Abhay, the official spokesperson of the CPI (Maoist) Central Committee, in a statement released to the media here on Thursday said the party was grieved and shocked to learn about the death of Swamy.
The 84 year old social activist had fought for the rights of adivasis and for finding solutions to their problems. In that backdrop the Modi government sent him to jail falsely implicating him in the Bhima Koregaon case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), he said.
The Bombay High Court had failed to respond properly to a bail plea, though Swamy was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and jail authorities acted cruelly with him, Abhay accused.
Stan Swamy fought to protect the rights of adivasis, in a democratic manner, against national and international corporate companies. And his fight angered the Modi government, which was serving the interests of corporate forces, the Maoist leader noted.
That was the reason why the rights activist was repeatedly denied bail though his case was at trial stage and his health was failing. NIA, jails and the judicial system have all acted under the influence of the fascist Modi government, Abhay alleged.
He feared the Modi government would not stop with the death of Swamy, but might eliminate revolutionaries, democratic activists, secularists, environmentalists and others who spoke against it.
There was an urgent need to build a strong democratic movement against the brahminical hindutva-fascist ideology, he said, while demanding to punish those responsible for Swamy’s death, release those accused in Bhima Koregaon case and Prof. Saibaba, and abolish the UAPA.
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