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Times of India: Stan Swamy successfully used legal system to free tribal lands, say activists.

Dec 22, 2022
Nauzer Bharucha

MUMBAI: Why did father Stan Swamy, an 80-year-old Jesuit and tribal rights activist in Jharkhand, found himself in the crosshairs of the investigating agencies and jailed?

At a news conference on Thursday, a panel comprising his close associates claimed that it was because Swamy successfully used the legal system to free tribals, whose lands were illegally grabbed and had false cases foisted on them.

“Stan worked for justice and paid the price for it. We want to carry forward his legacy,” said Fr. Joe Xavier, convenor of Fr. Stan Swamy Legacy Committee of the Jesuits and former executive director of the Indian Social Institute. Read more

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