Nuns from Kerala attacked by Bajrang Dal men in Jhansi: CPI(M) and Congress condemn
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala have strongly condemned the attack on two nuns and two postulants when they were travelling from New Delhi to Rourkela in Odisha on March 19. The nuns and postulants belong to the Sacred Heart convent under the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church.
According to the church and videos that have surfaced online, a few members of the Bajrang Dal created a ruckus in the train as it reached Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, claiming that the nuns were forcefully converting the postulants into Christianity.
The postulants were dressed in civilian clothes while the nuns were in their religious habits. Since the postulants had joined the Sacred Hearts Congregation of the Delhi Province recently and were travelling to their home in Odisha for the first time, the two nuns had accompanied them. However, the Bajrang Dal members, who had boarded the train from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, accused the nuns of forceful conversion….