Catholic union condemns priest’s arrest by NIA

TURA: The Garo Hills Catholic Union (GHCU) has strongly condemned the arrest of 83-year-old Jesuit Priest, Fr Stan Swamy and has demanded the latter’s immediate release.
The members, during its executive meeting held at St Dominic Church in Garobadha, expressed unhappiness over the manner the ailing priest was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
They also lamented the fact that the arrest was made at a time when people above 65 years of age have been advised to stay at home due to the prevailing COVID-19 scenario.
“The arrest and detention of Fr Swamy is a misuse of law by the NIA. The arrest is politically motivated and is a clear case of suppressing and oppressing him as well as other tribal activists,” the GHCU said.

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