Lucy Kalapura, a member of Franciscan Clarist Congregation, hit the headlines last year when she supported an agitation demanding the arrest of then Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.
“I am happy that the government has realised my honesty. When I faced an allegation, my party initiated disciplinary action. Vested groups hurled charges against me only because I am a CPI(M) worker,” Omanakuttan said.
Several organisations, as well as individuals, stepped in to arrange for a sumptuous meal and new clothes for those living at relief camps in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts — the worst-hit by the floods this year.
Malappuram District Superintendent of Police U V Abdul Kareem said as per reports, 19 houses with 46 people were buried under at Kavalappara. “Some sources said around 60 people are trapped. We are verifying that. So far, nine bodies have been retrieved.”
The decision to dismiss the 53-year-old was taken on May 11 by the FCC, which received approval from the powerful Congregation for the Oriental Churches on August 5 through the Vatican’s representative in Delhi. Kalapura was handed the order Wednesday.
Established in 1866 by the erstwhile Travancore royal regime, University College is the alma mater of such illustrious names such as former president the late K R Narayanan, former Maharashtra governor P C Alexander, the first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fathima Beevi and scores of litterateurs, politicians and civil servants.