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India Blocks Overseas Funds To Mother Teresa's Charity: Foreign Media

India Blocks Overseas Funds To Mother Teresa's Charity: Foreign Media

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity mentioned FCRA software hasn’t been renewed

India’s authorities has barred the Missionaries of Charity, the Catholic spiritual order and philanthropic group began by Mother Teresa, from accessing overseas donations for not assembly eligibility situations underneath native legal guidelines, the Residence Ministry mentioned.

The charity, arrange by the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1950, has its headquarters in Kolkata and works with among the nation’s most poor and destitute individuals.

The group’s software to resume its license to proceed getting overseas funds underneath the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act “was refused on 25 December 2021 for not assembly the eligibility situations,” the ministry mentioned in a press release Monday. “No request / revision software has been obtained from Missionaries of Charity (MoC) for overview of this refusal of renewal.”

The Christian charity confirmed in a press release that the renewal of its FCRA software hasn’t been accepted and that it has requested its centres to not function overseas contribution accounts till the matter is resolved. The ministry’s assertion gave no particulars on what guidelines the group had flouted.

This isn’t the primary time {that a} charitable group or rights teams has misplaced its license to get cash for its actions from abroad donors. Because it got here to energy in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities has cracked down on a whole bunch of NGOs. Final yr Amnesty Worldwide shut down its India operations after accusing the federal government of “fixed harassment,” together with freezing its financial institution accounts.

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, of which Kolkata is the capital, tweeted to say that she was “shocked” the central authorities had blocked the group’s entry to its financial institution accounts on Christmas day.

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Nevertheless, the Ministry of Residence Affairs mentioned in its assertion the “MHA didn’t freeze any accounts of MoC. State Financial institution of India has knowledgeable that MoC itself despatched a request to SBI to freeze its accounts.”



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