Prayers for jailed nun and peace

MIAO, Mar 9: The women of Neotan village in Changlang district on Friday celebrated the International Women’s Day with a special prayer for the release of jailed Missionaries of Charity nun in Jharkhand.
“We know that Sister Concelia (Baxla) is innocent. She is in jail for false case by people with vested interests to show the church in poor light”, said 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 Anima Indwar was arrested on 5 July, 2018 in Jharkhand capital city Ranchi on an alleged case of child trafficking. Indwar is out on bail but Sister Baxla is still languishing in jail.
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.