Nun Discards ‘Holy Attire’, Returns Home Following Inhuman Treatment by Church Authorities.

published on June 15, 2014
Unable to endure the mental tortures met out by Church Authorities, nun has been forced to throw off her ‘hole attire’ (sabha vastram).  Year 4Sr. Jaya, teacher at a B Ed training institute and inmate of a well known nunnery in Kochi, hailing from EdaKochi has alleged torture on both mental and physical notes by the Mother Superior of the nunnery. It is also said that Sr Jaya, who earns Rs 40,000 on a monthly basis, gets only Rs 250 in hand, the rest of which is alleged to have been taken by the sabha.

Sr Jaya has been leading the life of a nun since 19 years, along with being in charge of the institute’s hostel. “According to Sr Jaya, an orphanage has been functioning adjacent to the nunnery, where food supplies meant for the orphans were being sold in the black market. Sr Jaya began objecting to the same, voicing her dissent quite openly. Following this, she has been subject to physical and mental tortures by the Mother Superior,” state sources.

Even the person, who supplies groceries and other item to the nunnery, is alleged to have abused her verbally both in person and over phone, along with making efforts in trying to ensnare her in controversial issues.

“Following a complaint made by Sr Jaya to a Women’s Help Group, the man was forced to tendera written apology. But soon another inmate from the nunnery appeared, who one day intimidated Sr Jaya. She threatened her of dire consequences of she did not withdraw from her activity of protesting against the ongoing issues, failing which she would earn the same fate as that of Sr Abhaya,” states sources.

However, in spite of making a complaint about the same to Mother Superior, Sr Jaya had to endure more hardships and tortures. “As a human being, she even feared loss of her sense of security. This is what prompted her to alert her family members, which made them take her back home,” say sources.

It has also been learnt that under such circumstances, where there is a threat to life, along with the endurance of humiliation, there would be little help or solace from the sabha, Sr Jaya has taken the decision to abdicate her life as nun. She is also said to have communicated the same to the Provincial.

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