கேரள பெண்கள் கமிஷன் கிறிஸ்துவ கன்யாஸ்திரிகளாக சிறு பெண்களை கட்டாயப்படுத்தி சேர்த்து அவர்களை பாலுறவு பலாத்காரம் செய்கிறார்கள் என்று குறை கூறியுள்ளது.
ஆகவே 18 வயதுக்கு மேற்பட்டவர்கள் மட்டுமே கன்யாஸ்திரி ஆக முடியும் என்று சட்ட திருத்தம் தேவை என்று வலியுறுத்தியுள்ளது.
Restrict the age to become Nuns as 18- Women's Commission
03/06/2008 12:59:42 HK
Thiruvananthapuram: KeralaState Women’s Commission directed Kerala Government to restrict the minimum age of girls who want to become nuns as 18. This age restriction is recommended to prevent forceful admission of minor girls to convents to become Nuns.
This direction is based on various complaints filed with Commission exposing the abuse of girls who are forced to into various convents to take up their whole life as Nuns.
Though it is believed that choosing the path as a Nun is a Voluntary act, In Kerala majority of the girls from poor family are forced into it by pressure from their family and church.
Commission Chair Person D Sreedevi, told that Action must be taken against those parents who send their daughters below 18 years of old as Nuns. There should also be a system to rehabilitate those who wish to continue a normal life back in the society.
Recruiting agents of various Church sects are also active to lure girls from poor Christian family to brainwash them to take up this cause. After the media reports of Sex Scandals related with church and murder of Nuns in Kerala, only very few families are now coming forward to send their girls to become nuns.