Several screenshots on social media shared in the last two days read the following:
Sipper and Straw: Ordered.
Address: Mumbai’s Taloja Jail.
Arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case, 83-year-old Stan Swamy, who is a patient of Parkinson’s disease, has been asking the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a sipper and a straw to drink for over 20 days. The NIA on Thursday, 26 November, had told the court that they do not have a straw and a sipper for Swamy.
NIA’s response triggered many social media users to join the campaign #SippersForStan where they placed orders for a sipper and straw and provided the address of Taloja jail.
NIA doesn't have a sipper-cup to give Fr. Stan Swamy who is being held in Taloja Prison. He's 83 yrs old, feeble & no threat to anyone.
Please open your hearts & send sipper-cups so that Fr. Stan & old detainees can sip water with dignity.
A cup is <Rs.200. Address below. pic.twitter.com/kDNyXcpn2B
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) November 26, 2020
#Campaign to send #sippers & #straws to #FrStanSwamy @TalojaJail. Flood the jail. #ShameTheCourts #ShameNIA #ShameModi #ReleaseActivists @FreeFrStanSwamy @free_thinker @naukarshah @sanjivbhatt @Sudhabharadwaj @pvaravararao @anandverite @StandWithAnand @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi pic.twitter.com/UtkKmnndIE
— Jessy Skaria (@JessySkaria) November 26, 2020
An Arnab Goswami gets a vacation bench to hear his case and gets bail. 84 year old Stan Swamy, a human rights activist suffering from Parkinsons is refused warm clothes and a sipper straw. Why the fuck should i care about contempt of court !!! https://t.co/A0uydwXnRN
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 27, 2020
NIA told Special Court that it does not have a sipper/straw to provide to Father Stan Swamy, who's suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Have ordered 1 sipper bottle for NIA to provide to its prisoners. Hope they make use of it. Will reach them tmw through Amazon Prime :) pic.twitter.com/CAo4GyxwtY
— Saurav Das (@OfficialSauravD) November 26, 2020
Since NIA cannot provide straw & sipper to 83 years old Parkinson's patient Stan Swamy illegally arrested. I have ordered straw that would reach NIA Mumbai office next week. Hope Officers of NIA make it reach his cell. #BoloBharatMataKiJai#freestanswamy#nohonouryourhonour#NIA pic.twitter.com/VCrcaiRcnG
— Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya (@vijaypsaditya) November 26, 2020
In his application Swamy had said:
“I cannot hold a glass as my hands are unsteady due to Parkinson’s.”
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which arrested Swamy from his residence in Ranchi on 8 October, had told the court on 6 November that it needed 20 days time to respond to Swamy's request.
The court, which grants special permission for articles to be brought in from outside, had thereby slated the matter for hearing on 26 November.
The court has now asked the medical officer to reply to the requirement of straw and sipper, along with the requirement of winter clothes on 4 December, reported LiveLaw.
WHAT DID THE SPECIAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR SAY?
Special Public Prosecutor Prakash Shelly reportedly said to LiveLaw:
"“Actually, they (Stan Swamy’s lawyers) never applied for straw and sipper. They claimed that while arresting him we had recovered the straw and sipper from him. We simply said that we have recovered no such articles from him, so how can we provide?”" . Read more on Social Buzz by The Quint.After NIA Rejects, Social Media Users Send Sippers for Stan SwamyIBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2021: Check Exam Centre COVID-19 Rules . Read more on Social Buzz by The Quint.