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Kerala nun rape: NCW summons MLA over 'prostitute' remark

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Condemning Legislative Assembly member (MLA) PC for his "prostitute" remark, the Commission of Women (NCW) on Monday summoned him on September 20.

George, an independent MLA of the Poonjar constituency in the district, stoked a controversy on September 8 after he called a nun who has accused of Jalandhar, of rape, a "prostitute".

"No one has doubt that the nun is a prostitute. Twelve times she enjoyed it and the thirteenth time it is rape? Why didn't she complain the first time?" had said.

drew flak for his statement, with people from several quarters condemning his remark and demanding stern action against him. Besides various political parties, the and the Mahila Federation have demanded action against the MLA.

On Sunday, stated, "I met the nun in person, who was in a deep trauma. She was crying. She was protesting against the and demanding justice for herself. I have seen her being denounced by the church. She was denied basic facilities like ration and stipend. I have written to the about the since the government and the police have not done anything. The Bishop should be punished.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 17:00 IST