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NCW summons Kerala MLA for 'prostitute' remark on nun

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (NCW) on Monday took action against the MLA P.C. George who called the nun protesting against "rape" by a of the Roman Catholic Church, "a prostitute".

In a letter addressed to the MLA, the Commission has asked him to appear before the women's body before September 20.

"The Commission condemns such objectionable and derogatory statements made by a person who occupies responsible position in the society. Considering the gravity of the matter, you (MLA P.C. George) are hereby required to provide an explanation for making such statements," the commission wrote in the letter.

In July, the nun had lodged a and sexual assault complaint against a based in The reportedly used to often visit for official work, during which he allegedly raped her on several occasions.

The case gained traction after media reported the matter and an investigation was launched under public pressure.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 19:30 IST