Poonjar MLA PC George’s comment comes after a series of victim-shaming remarks he has made in the case.

news Controversy Monday, September 10, 2018 - 16:38

Poonjar MLA PC George, who has received massive backlash for shaming the 44-year-old nun who has accused a Bishop of rape, held another press conference and lost his cool when a reporter asked him about Kerala Womens’ Commission taking cognisance of his remarks. 

“Oh yes, I will be afraid of the women's commission. Will they chop my nose off? Tell them to get lost,” he said, adding that the evidence has to be examined to decide whether the Bishop is actually guilty or not. “I became an MLA because of my abilities and after citizens voted for me. The women's commission has no right to chop my nose (for my remarks). The law was made after people like me raised our voices. Will they drag me in through their noses?” he asked.   

He went on to say that investigating the charges against the Bishop was the work of the concerned agencies and that if the Bishop was found guilty, he should be stripped and jailed. 

"The alleged perpetrator, the Bishop, has denied the allegations. Now we have to see which is true. You accuse me of not standing with the victim. Now my question is who is the victim in this case? Is it the nun or the Bishop?” he asked. 

George, in his usual vile style, went on to slam the victim and called her impure. He also repeatedly said that she was not the real victim in the case.

Also read: PC George's potty mouth: Isn't it time the law caught up with the Kerala MLA? 

Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus started an indefinite protest on Saturday next to the Kerala High Court, seeking justice for their friend and colleague, a 44-year-old nun who had accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese of multiple instances of rape.

Even as the protest happened, PC George in a press meet, insulted the nun and called her a ‘prostitute’ in front of cameras, forcing the nun to cancel her press meet scheduled for Sunday.

The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Monday issued George a summons for his remarks against the nun. 

"The Commission seriously condemns such objectionable and derogatory statements made by a person who occupies a responsible position in the society. Considering the gravity of the matter, you are hereby required to provide an explanation for making such statements," read the NCW notice to the MLA, directing him to appear before the Commission on September 20 at 11.30 am. 

However, this is not the first time PC George has courted controversy with his remarks on sexual assault cases. 

In 2017, when a Malayalam actor was abused inside a moving car, the MLA stood by the perpetrator Dileep.  When a second-year B-Com student, Jesna, went missing while going to her aunt’s home in Idukki, PC George had said that Jesna’s father must be investigated regarding her disappearance.