Kerala sex-for-silence case: Two priests surrender before a local court after Supreme Court dismisses anticipatory bail
On 6 August, the Supreme Court had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of two priests — Jaise K George and Father Sony Varghese — in connection with the Kerala sex scandal case.. The Apex Court division bench, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, asked both the accused priests to surrender before the police by 13 August.
Kerala sex-for-silence case: Church body to protest NCW recommendation to ban confessions; Union minister rejects stand
In light of the Kerala sex-for-silence scandal, the National Commission for Women recommended banning confessions in churches over fears they could lead to women being blackmailed.
Kerala sex-for-silence scandal: NCW's recommendation to abolish confession in church stirs row in Kerala
National Commission for Women’s recommendation for abolition of the practice of confession in Christian church in the country has stirred a hornet’s nest in Kerala, where Christians constitute about 18 percent of the state’s 33.1-million population.
Kerala sex-for-silence case: NCW recommends abolition of practice of confession; Kerala bishops call proposal ridiculous
The National Commission of Women (NCW) has recommended abolishing the practice of "confessions" in churches as it can lead to the blackmailing of women, garnering backlash from the Christian community in Kerala
'What's happening in churches?': SC reacts to Kerala sex scandal, questions rise in abuse cases against priests
Cases of sexual exploitation against priests belonging to different churches of Kerala prompted the Supreme Court to react on the situation on Thursday.
Kerala sex-for-silence scandal: Supreme Court asks state government to give status report on investigation
SC asked for a status report from the Kerala govt by 6 August, in the case of rape and molestation against four Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church priests.
Kerala sex-for-silence scandal: HC grants conditional bail to priest, accused to appear before investigating officer twice a week
Granting the bail, Justice V Rajavijaya Raghavan from Kerala High Court directed the priest to appear before the investigating officer twice a week and not to influence the witnesses or tamper with the evidence.
Kerala sex scandal: High Court grants bail to Christian priest accused of sexually assaulting woman in Pathanamthitta
Mathew had moved the high court seeking bail after a magistrate court in Thiruvalla had turned down his plea.