Catholic nun nominated member of minority commission

The Mangalore-born nun is a member of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Rajasthan.

Posted on May 19, 2012, 8:43 AM

 

(Photo Courtesy: The Hindu)
Jaipur:

The Rajasthan govrenment has nominated an activist nun as a member of its minority commission.

Sister Mariola Sequeira of Mission Sisters of Ajmer said her appointment was greeted with joy by her activist friends and superiors and Church leaders.

“The first to ring me up and congratulate were social activists Aruna Roy and Kavita Srivastava,” said the nun, who teaches at Ajmer’s Sophia College.

The Mangalore-born nun is a member of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Rajasthan.

She has been the state coordinator of the Prison Ministry India since 2004 and an NGO member of the Grievance Committee on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace at Central Jail, Ajmer.

She regularly writes for church publications and Bangkok-based news service UCAN.

In March 2010, television news channel CNN-IBN chose Sister Mariola for the “Real Heroes Award” for her work in rehabilitating women prisoners.

Her advocacy and campaign for six years had resulted in the release of a mentally-ill prisoner from Central Jail on January 25 last year, after 18 years of imprisonment.

Former MLA Mohammed Mahir Azad is the chairperson of the Rajasthan Minorities Commission.

Source: The Hindu

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