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To save rapist priests, Catholic Church resorts to demonising BJP in Jharkhand


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Ranchi: It appears that Catholic Church has resorted to demonising BJP in Jharkhand each time a Catholic is caught abetting or committing sexual abuse crimes on minors and vulnerable adults in the state of Jharkhand.

On September 12 another Jesuit Priest Father Julian Ekka, vice-principal of the De Nobili School in Koradih and nurse Emerencia Lamga were arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 9-year old girl under the POCSO Act. The girl was a 4th standard student. 

The father of the victim girl complained to the Dhanbad police that his daughter was gang raped.

Bail has been denied and both accused sexual abusers have been sent to police custody for further investigations into the case.

However, like in the case of Fr Alphonse Aind another Jesuit Priest,  the Catholic Church has come out in support of the accused rapist Fr Julian Ekka and the nurse Lamga.  Fr. Jerome Sequeira, assistant provincial of Jesuits in Jamshedpur province, Christian media that Jesuits had studied the case and found the “priest and the nurse innocent” and “in no way connected to the child abuse case.”

Fr. Anand David Xalxo, the spokesman for Ranchi Archdiocese, stated, “They have all been framed for political gains.”

IndianExpose had earlier reported that Tthe District Court & Additional Sessions Judge of Khunti, Jharkhand had sentenced Father Alphonse Aind to life imprisonment for hatching a conspiracy that led to rape of five young girls of an NGO fighting ‘Human Trafficking’ in the state. He failed to inform the police of the abduction of the five girls and also persuaded them with possible threats of grave consequences to them and their families if they reported the matter to the police. 


The Secretary General of the Catholic Bishop Conference of India and also the Bishop of Jharkhand Theodore Mascarenhas had attacked BJP government in Jharkhand at that time stating, “There are efforts to implicate the church in such a dispute and discredit the good services it has been doing. The priest has been falsely implicated in nine serious charges including abetting crimes like rape deliberately to deny him bail.”

He further added, “The Church is committed towards safeguarding land and other basic rights of tribals. We are considered enemies (by the BJP-led government) because we are opposed to the move to amend tenancy and land acquisition laws.”

Here is the statement of the judge in the Fr Alphonse Aind case and it shocking revelation. It exposes the ‘cry wolf’ of the Catholic Church in demonising BJP in Jharkhand.

In the words of the judge that pronounced life sentence on Fr Alphonse Aind:

The hot summer day of Khunti on 19th June 2018 could not have been remotely planted the feelings in the five young ladies, who had gone with their male associates to perform a Nukkar-Natak(street play) with a motive to spread awareness among the poor illiterate villagers against the evils of “Human Trafficking”, which is a very prevalent social evil in the remote villages of Khunti District, specially in the Kochang area of this District, that in the next few hours, the bright and hot day that was gradually stripling in would bring with it the devastating hours of darkness when they went to Kochang church school alongwith their male associates on request of their associate partner i.e. Asha-kiran institute, who hired them to perform a street play. The victims possibly could not have imagined that they would be abducted under conspiracy of the accused persons, facing trial in this case and be a prey to the savage lust of a gang of accused persons, face bruter assault and become a playful things that would be tossed around at their wild whim and insertion of wooden rod in their private parts taking their nude snaps and shooting of video of commission of rape, assaulting male victims brutally, compelled them to drink urine and lic their spit are sufficient to give vent to their pervert sexual appetite unthinkable and sadistic pleasure.”

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