'We will go to any extent to obtain justice', say nuns
Kochi: The nuns in the Kuravilangad Convent said that they will go to any extent to ensure justice to the nun who was abused at the convent. They spoke to the media after staging a hunger strike in the high court junction against delaying the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
It is for the first time in the history of church that the nuns are staging a public protest. Five nuns from Kuravilangad convent have become part of the strike. The placards held by the nuns were written with slogans like ‘Why save Franco Mulakkal?’, ‘We need justice’, ‘Police should stand for justice’ and ‘Our lives are in danger’.
Press conference of the nuns
The protest will continue until justice is served. The victim has come forward after going through a lot of agonies. Our aim is to ensure justice to her. We are facing threat. Father Erthayil had talked with us. They are still raising minor threats.
We won’t leave church
Now the church itself has disowned us. But we have not left the church. We are fighting while remaining to be a part of the church. We will fight until the victim gets justice.
We have already filed many complaints within the church. Complaints were submitted to Pala bishop, Mar Alencherry, Bhagalpur bishop, Bishop Kurian Valiya Kandathil and to three places in Rome. We had approached the Pope too. We had sent a letter to the state secretary in Rome when we didn’t get justice.
The church didn’t gave a nod
We didn’t get any response even after giving complaints. The church could at least say that they will investigate the issue. But, they have not done it till now. That is why we had to stage a public protest. Even the Pope didn’t respond to the complaint.
We don’t have anything
We have no rich financial status like the church. We only have the dress that we have worn. We don’t hope that we will get anything from the church. But we won’t move away from our stand.
There was attempt for compromise
People had tried for compromise when we gave complaint. Father Erthayil tried to sort out the issue. Many have also approached the nun’s brother. But, we didn’t comply with it.
P. C. George need not make decisions
The nuns also responded to the comment made by P. C. George that the nuns who stage protest also should be subjected to medical examination. They said that they are ready for any test and P. C. George need not decide on that.