P C George, MLA, Poonjar, Kerala
UPDATE: 17 September 2018
About a week ago, Kerala MLA called a rape-survivor, a prostitute. He went on to say that the nun who alleged rape against the Jalandhar-based bishop “enjoyed it 12 times and complained the 13th time.”
Over 1000 Indian citizens came together to tell him that his comments were distasteful and irresponsible. Consequently, he made a public statement: “Other than retracting the word prostitute, I stand by everything else I have said on the topic. I stand by it a 100%.” This is not an apology!
This is not the first time PC George has made derogatory statements about women who have come forward to file complaints about sexual assault and harassment. He must retract his entire statement about the nun rape-survivor and issue a formal and unconditional apology immediately.
10 September 2018
Reaching a new low, PC George an MLA from Kerala called the nun who had alleged rape by a Jalandhar-based bishop, a prostitute.
MLA PC George must issue a complete and formal apology for his irresponsible statement.
Last week, many of us signed the petition to MLA Ram Kadam, and we got him to apologise publicly!
We can do it again, if we come together to show PC George, that we expect better from our government officials. Such statements cannot be tolerated.
Do you think we should hold our elected officials accountable to their hurtful statements? If yes, then join me in asking MLA PC George to retract his statement.
Let’s tell him that the survivor is not alone.