Kochi (Kerala) – Continuing the debate on ‘Love Jihad’ in Kerala, a senior priest of the Catholic Church said the incidents of young women being used as ‘sex slaves’ in war-torn countries are a reality and turning a blind eye to it ‘amounts to giving a silent sanction’ to it. Days after the State Government rejected the Syro-Malabar Church Bishops’ view, Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) spokesperson Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt has criticised the State and Central Governments for not conducting a proper probe into the cases of ‘missing women and children’ from Kerala.
KCBC is the Apex body of the Bishops of various Catholic rites in Kerala. Syro-Malabar Church head Cardinal George Alencherry is its current President. He blamed Governments for not maintaining a data of ‘Love Jihad’ cases even after the courts made strong observations on it.