Xiss Conference in honor of Stan Swamy | Ranchi News
Ranchi: vice-chancellor of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad, Faizan mustafa while addressing the first Stan Swamy The memorial lecture here in the XISS auditorium on Friday said the activist believed in the true spirit of human rights. “Swamy came from another state to fight for the oppressed and the people of another state,” he said.
The conference was planned by the People’s Civil Liberties Union (PUCL) state unit to advance the cause of human rights.
Mustafa said that human rights are not taken from any law book or constitution. “When the state was formed, it was expected that a set of laws would protect the interests and rights of ordinary human beings, but this never happened in reality. The state has immense powers to frame, implement and enforce the laws, but he doesn’t want to be held accountable for violations.They have the police and the judiciary at their disposal,” Mustafa said.
Stan Swamy, a tribal and human rights activist, breathed his last on July 5, 2021, while in police custody at Taloja prison in Maharashtra. Charged under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the violent case of Bhima Koregaon and his alleged links to the Communist Party of India (Maoists), Swamy was arrested on October 8, 2020.