Save Our Sisters writes to Pinarayi Vijayan, urges Kerala CM to stall transfer order of nuns protesting against rape accused bishop

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Save Our Sisters (SOS), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has written a letter to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking government intervention to protect the nuns who led the agitation against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Save Our Sisters writes to Pinarayi Vijayan, urges Kerala CM to stall transfer order of nuns protesting against rape accused bishop

Nuns who protested in Kottayam, Kerala, seeking Jalandhar Bishop Mulakkal's arrest for rape. Firstpost/TK Devasia

"The rape survivor and the other five nuns who supported her in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are facing an imminent threat of being separated and sent away from Kerala by the Missionaries of Jesus," the SOS letter to Vijayan read.

SOS urged the government to ensure that the lives of the nuns are not endangered by enforcing transfer order.

"We call upon the government to initiate immediate action to forestall the move to remove them from their present convent where the government is giving protection, till the trial is completed," the NGO said.

Eminent writers and social activists have also extended their support to the petition.

On 19 January, Sister Anupama along with three other nuns who had pledged support for the nun allegedly raped by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, also penned down a letter to the chief minister seeking his intervention in the matter.

Bishop Mulakkal has been accused of raping and forcing unnatural sex on the nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016.

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2019 14:00:59 IST

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