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The four nuns, now attached to a convent at Kuruvilangad in Kerala, came from different convents mid-last year to support their conferrer, who accused the bishop of raping her.

Mother Superior of the Missionaries of Jesus -- the congregation to which these nuns are attached -- in the latter asked them to move back to their original convents in Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar and northern Kerala.

Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 last year on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.

When the nuns came to know of their transfer, they said they would not go anywhere.

"This is nothing but a vindictive transfer and the game plan of the Church is to split us to different places. Come what may, we will not move from here and we will be with the victim," Sister Anupama told the media.

It was after these nuns joined the public protest at Kochi that the police succumbed to pressure from various quarters and decided to take strong action against the bishop.

While Sister Anupama, who led the nuns, has been transferred to Punjab, while the others have been transferred to three other places.

Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal got bail on October 16, 2018 and is now based in Punjab.

IANS

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Four nuns, who went on a public protest last year demanding arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, were Wednesday asked to move back to their original convents but they declined to oblige.

The four nuns, now attached to a convent at Kuruvilangad in Kerala, came from different convents mid-last year to support their conferrer, who accused the bishop of raping her.

Mother Superior of the Missionaries of Jesus -- the congregation to which these nuns are attached -- in the latter asked them to move back to their original convents in Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar and northern Kerala.

Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 last year on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.

When the nuns came to know of their transfer, they said they would not go anywhere.

"This is nothing but a vindictive transfer and the game plan of the Church is to split us to different places. Come what may, we will not move from here and we will be with the victim," Sister Anupama told the media.

It was after these nuns joined the public protest at Kochi that the police succumbed to pressure from various quarters and decided to take strong action against the bishop.

While Sister Anupama, who led the nuns, has been transferred to Punjab, while the others have been transferred to three other places.

Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal got bail on October 16, 2018 and is now based in Punjab.

IANS

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