Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed shock at reviews that financial institution accounts operated by Mom Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity organisation had been frozen on Saturday – Christmas Day.
In her tweet this afternoon, Ms Banerjee stated it was vital to implement the legislation however burdened “humanitarian efforts should not be compromised”. She lashed out on the centre for having shut down financial institution accounts and left “22,000 sufferers and workers… with out meals and medicines”.
“Shocked to listen to that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mom Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India! Their 22,000 sufferers & workers have been left with out meals & medicines. Whereas the legislation is paramount, humanitarian efforts should not be compromised,” she stated.
Shocked to listen to that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mom Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India!
Their 22,000 sufferers & workers have been left with out meals & medicines.
Whereas the legislation is paramount, humanitarian efforts should not be compromised.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 27, 2021
Officers on the Missionaries of Charity organisation have refused to remark presently.
There isn’t a official affirmation from the centre or the Residence Ministry presently.
Causes for the financial institution accounts being frozen are unknown.
Nevertheless, earlier this month information company AFP stated police in Gujarat had been investigating if the Missionaries of Charity had compelled ladies in a shelter house there to put on a cross and browse the Bible.
District social officer Mayank Trivedi advised AFP his police grievance was based mostly on a report by youngster welfare authorities. Based on the grievance, 13 Bibles had been discovered within the library and ladies staying there have been compelled to learn the non secular textual content.
The Missionaries of Charity, based in 1950 by the late Mom Teresa – a Roman Catholic nun who lived and labored in Kolkata for many of her life and received the Nobel Peace Prize – denied the fees.
Mom Teresa died in September 1997. She was accorded a state funeral for her service to the poor, regardless of caste and creed. In September 2016 she was elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.