//For Stan, the Secular was the Sacred

For Stan, the Secular was the Sacred

18th July 2021 was a landmark day for thousands of Adivasis of Jharkhand. In a statement tweeted earlier, the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (a coalition of progressive organisations, formed to facilitate efforts to defend peoples’ rights and save democracy in Jharkhand) “Stan Swamy had done pathalgadi at Bagaicha on which names of shaheeds who gave their lives for jal, jangal, zameen were marked. Every morning he used to pay his respect to the shaheeds. On 18th July, Stan will also get a place on the pathal.”

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The author is a human rights activist. He is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon and engaged with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the MENA Region as the Advocacy and Communications Officer.