The protest seeking arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal entered the sixth day today with a lot of women coming to the venue on Kochi expressing solidarity.
The five nuns of Missionaries of Jesus fighting for the nun who has accused the bishop of raping her asserted that the protest would continue till the arrest. Responding to the High Court observation that the probe was on the right track and that the petitioners should be patient, one of the nuns said there was a strong move to stall action against the bishop. He had high connections and influence which prevented authorities from taking action against him, she alleged.
She said there was no going back on the protest and it would continue till the bishop was arrested.
Women from different walks of life joined the protest which has started gaining good public response. Writer Sarah Joseph said the delay in arrest was the result of the 'power’ the bishop had over authorities. Social activist K Ajitha said women were always at the receiving end and there was the need to ensure the security of women.