Kottayam: Sr Neena Rose, one of the main protestors leading the strike against the delay in arresting Franco Mulakkal, received a letter from the authorities to be present at the church headquarters in Jalandhar on January 26. 

The letter states that Neena Rose's participation in the protest was a violation of protocol. Neena Rose told media that she is not sure whether she could return to Kerala from Jalandhar as she is also facing several life threats. 

Meanwhile, on January 16, four out of the five nuns, who staged a protest on September 8 in front of Kochi high court against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, received transfer orders to different places.

Sr Anupama, who led the protest, has been transferred to Punjab. In the notice given to the sisters, it is said that disciplinary action was taken against the sisters for getting involved in a criminal case and staging public protests, which went against the ideology of the church.

Sr Josephine has been accused of ‘abandoning the community’ and has been transferred to Jharkhand.

Sr Alphy was transferred to the Pakartala community in Bihar where she was the Mother Superior earlier.

Sr Ancitta has been transferred to the Pariyaram community, Kannur.

Regarding this transfer order, the four nuns submitted a letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.  The letter says that the nuns are receiving regular death threats and the Kerala government should block the transfer of nuns.

Five nuns from a convent in Kottayam Kuravilangadu seminary staged a protest on September 8 in front of the Kochi high court against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016. This might be the first incident in the history of churches where nuns held a public protest.