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Accused hailed and acquitted, victim shamed by Court and Church: A timeline of the Bishop Franco Mulakkal case

On October 17, 2018, Bishop Franco Mulakkal was welcomed like a hero at Jalandhar after he was granted conditional bail by the Kerala High Court. The rape accused Bishop was showered with rose petals and also garlanded by his supporters as he reached the Bishop House around 5 pm.

Kerala trial Court junked victim’s testimony and established principles of law to acquit Bishop Franco Mulakkal: Read details

Although Section 56A of the Indian Evidence Act states that a woman's past sexual experience is irrelevant to a rape case, the trial Court discussed the 'character intent' of the victim to discredit her claims.

Acquittal of Bishop Franco Mulakkal: Kerala cop, who investigated the case, calls verdict ‘shocking’, former HC judge says ‘miscarriage of justice’

Many people, directly or indirectly linked to the case, are not too pleased with the Kerala Court's verdict to acquit Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Catholic Church in the nun rape case

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a 44-year-old nun, acquitted by Kerala Court, NCW asks victim to approach High Court

On Friday, Kerala Court acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Catholic Church in the high profile 2018 nun rape case.

The shameful indifference shown by the Church towards Sister Lucy and the necessity of questioning the need for nunneries in India

Sister Lucy had to go through an ordeal to make sure her complaint was heard. Her FIR complaint was deliberately acted upon slowly.

Another nun accuses rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of sexual abuse, did not register complaint due to fear

A second nun, a witness in the current case, has alleged that Bishop Franco Mulakkal had sexually abused her

Kerala nun-rape case: Sister Lucy says Church authorities depriving her of food, starving her to force her out of the church

Sister Lucy accused the authorities of locking food but she said she will remain at Franciscan Clarist Congregation's convent even if she was starved to death.

After facing pressure from the Church, Madras HC judge withdraws his observation on sexual abuse in Christian institutions

With pressure began to mount, Justice Vaidyanathan had to agree to delete the relevant paragraph from his verdict in a case.

Kerala nun who supported protest against rape accused Bishop Franco asked to leave congregation or face expulsion

The sister's who stood up against Bishop Franco have been constantly under the scanner facing several predicaments

On this International Women’s Day, the Kerala Government should arrest Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal is still a free man today. Still a revered man. Still a hero.

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