Kerala Nun Rape Case: Fifth Nun Gets Warning Letter From Convent
The fifth nun, who protested against the rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has received a letter from the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ) congregation, reported The News Minute.
Sister Neena has been asked to report to Generalate at Aradhana Bhavan, Jalandhar Cantonment, Punjab, and meet Superior General Regina Kadamthottu on 26 January. She has been asked to present herself before a committee and explain her decision to protest against the Bishop, reported The News Minute.
In a letter, the Mother General asked Sister Neena,“to present her defence for abdicating the basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities which amount to the sheer violation of their congregational rules.” The letter also stated that failure to abide by the direction would be considered a deliberate refusal to follow the order and invite stringent action, reported The Hindu.
Sister Neena received the letter 10 days after the superior general of the MJ congregation asked four of the five nuns to leave their convent in Kuravilangad, Kerala, where the rape survivor nun is residing. However, this letter carries a more critical tone when compared to the letter that the four nuns received, according to The News Minute.
The four nuns who received the letter, refused to oblige to the transfer order. The survivor nun also wrote a letter to the Kerala chief minister, pointing out that her life would be in danger if the nuns were transferred, and requested for security, reported The News Minute.
The superior general’s letter said that Sister Neena was free to pursue the case against Bishop Mulakkal and that the congregation did not intend to interfere in the due process of law, according to The Hindu.
(With inputs from The News Minute and The Hindu.)