India: Tribal Rights Activist Stan Swamy dies in custody 

Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy passed away today in Mumbai. He died two days after he was kept on ventilator support in Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital. 

Swamy had tested positive for COVID-19 and was shifted out of the Taloja central prison to a private hospital over a month ago.

Stan Swamy was born in Trichurapalli, Tamil Nadu in 1937. Swamy was widely known for his work with tribal people, especially in the state of Jharkhand. 

The 84-year-old activist, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease was among  intellectuals in judicial custody for their alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence.

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