Attempt to convert nuns’ protest into anti-govt agitation: Kodiyeri
Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged that some forces are trying to convert the protest staged by the nuns into an anti-government agitation. The protest staged by four nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of the bishop have gained widespread support from different walks of life.
Some political forces are trying to hijack the strike of the nuns and to create a series of state-wide strikes against the government and CPM. Kodiyeri opined that those who trust democratic and secular values should realise the truth. His remark came in a column published in Deshabhimani newspaper.
"Some forces are trying to portray the nuns' protest as against the government. The attempt is to let loose political tension against LDF government and CPI(M). Such political forces are trying to hijack the nuns' protest and through overt and covert means are trying to launch a series of agitations throughout the state," he added.
The faithful should understand this lurking danger and identify these forces, the senior CPI(M) leader said.
A nun lodging complaint against a bishop and other nuns supporting her through a public agitation are signs of a new change. We all believe that the church has the strength to go through an internal cleansing in the backdrop of the recent events. Pope Francis is leading the moves to correct the priests who diverge from the path of moral life.
In the background of the rape complaint against the priest, there are attempts from some quarters to portray all Christian clergymen in a bad light and bring disrepute to the church itself, Balakrishnan alleged.
"Such communal forces should be identified. Just because a bishop has been embroiled in a case, portraying all priests as bad, is with ulterior motives... If there is evidence, if the accused is a vicar, priest ormuezzin, he will not be allowed to escape and the law will take its own course," he said.
Some people try to demean the entire church and depict all priests as criminals in the context of nun’s complaint, with negative intentions. People have to realise the attempt of communal powers to establish a Hindu nation here forcefully.
Kodiyeri made it clear in the article that LDF government will never have any mercy on those who break law and order, no matter which religion they belong to.