Miao Diocese Women pray for jailed Mother Theresa Nun

Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the women in a remote village in Miao Diocese of Arunachal Pradesh prayed for the release of the jailed Mother Teresa Nun in Jharkhand on 8 March.

The women in Neotan village in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the International Women’s Day with a special prayer service for the release of Sr. Concelia Baxla, a Mother Teresa (MC) Sister who was arrested 8 months ago on alleged charges of child trafficking from Nirmal Hriday Convent in Jharkhand.

“We know that Sr. Concelia is innocent. She is in jail for false case by people with vested interests to show the church in poor light”, said Mrs. Likro Mossang, the Catholic Women President of east Arunachal Pradesh. “We join with her and scores of other women who languish in jail because of false cases. This is our best way to celebrate our women’s day this year”.

Sister Concelia along with an employee of the Convent Ms. Anima Indwar was arrested on 5 July 2018 in Jharkhand capital city Ranchi on an alleged case of child trafficking. Ms. Indwar is out on bail but Sr. Baxla is still languishing in jail.

The men and youth from the village too joined the women in praying for the release of the MC Sister. “We are very sad for Sr. Concelia. We hope that our prayers help her to get bail soon”, said Mr. Chomjung Mossang, the men president of the village.

The women while praying for the jailed Nun also prayed for peace in the country in the wake of tension in India – Pakistan border and also for peace in Arunachal Pradesh, which witnessed unprecedented violence during the last week of February over the government’s decision to grant Permanent Residence Certificate to non tribals who settled in the state. Three boys also lost their lives in the violence.

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