Lashing out at Kerala MLA PC George for using ‘abusive language’ against an alleged rape victim, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma on Sunday said such incidents are shameful.
Sharma noted that the commission would be writing to Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera to take action against such lawmakers.
The NCW chairperson said the nun was allegedly facing discrimination after levelling sexual assault charges against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal and that she was not getting support from the church.
Sharma’s comments come amid reports of Kerala MLAPC George abusing the nun. In his statement, the MLA asked why didn’t the nun report the incident earlier.
“What do you call a nun who has sexual relations with someone over a two-year period?” George asked at a press conference in Kottayam on Saturday.
“I am not saying that the Bishop hasn’t done any wrong, but when you weigh his character against that of this nun, it is evident she is not above reproach. She says she was abused 13 times. How is it possible that she didn’t have any complaint 12 times and it only became rape the 13th time? A nun is supposed to be a virgin. Like the mother of Jesus. If a nun loses her virginity, she cannot be treated as a nun,” he added.
While he tried to defame the nun, George said he was not defending the Bishop.
In July this year, the nun filed a complaint with the Kottayam district police chief, alleging that Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal had raped her and had unnatural sex with her multiple times at a small town near Kottayam between 2014 and 2016.
Mulakkal has claimed innocence and said the truth will come out in the police investigation.
(With agency inputs)