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Narcotic jihad row: Nuns boycott Pala bishop’s anti-Muslim speech; say communalism not Christian

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KOCHI: The remarks on ‘narcotic jihad’ have triggered heated discussions within the state. Several monks and bishops have come ahead supporting the remarks made by Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt, however the nuns at Kuravilangad are getting vast help from folks for being daring sufficient to stroll out of an alleged ‘hate speech in opposition to Muslims delivered by a priest at their chapel at St Francis Mission dwelling on Sunday. 

A day after the nuns walked out of the prayer service, Sr Anupama instructed TNIE that speeches that unfold enmity in opposition to a neighborhood weren’t proper and that they may not stand the speech in opposition to Christ’s teachings. 

Sr Anupama, Sr Alphy, Sr Ancitta and Sr Josephine walked out of the service. According to Sr Anupama, solely 4 inmates and 12 nuns took half within the Mass. The nuns who walked out are those that had earlier staged a protest in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal. 

“This is not the first time the priest is delivering anti-Muslim speeches in churches. On Sunday, it was related to the latest remarks of Bishop Kallarangatt. Christ has taught us to love everyone and not spread communalism,” mentioned Sr Anupama. Addressing the media on Sunday Sr Anupama mentioned the priest requested the congregation to not purchase greens from Muslims and journey in autorickshaws they drive.

“We have never had any bad experience while interacting with Muslims. We have travelled in autorickshaws driven by them. There were also Muslim police officers who came for our protection at the convent. We will not support any of these communal remarks,” mentioned Sr Anupama.  

Meanwhile, a bit of nuns and monks have prolonged help to the actions of the 4 nuns. “Though many know deep down that the priests or bishops are talking wrong, there is a lack of courage in them to speak up against these remarks. They cannot be blamed, because it will not be a happy ride for those who speak against them,” mentioned a priest who supported and stood by the nuns throughout their combat in opposition to Bishop Mulakkal.

YOU MAY KNOW THEMSr Anupama, Sr Alphy, Sr Ancitta and Sr Josephine, who walked out of the service on Sunday by a priest at their chapel at St Francis Mission dwelling, are the nuns who had earlier staged a protest in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.