SHOCKING : Mamata backs child traffickers of Mother Theresa charity

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called the human trafficking allegations against a nun of the Missionaries of Charity an attempt to malign the name of Mother Teresa. And she has blamed the BJP for it. The Catholic church, too, has vehemently criticised the police investigation of the organisation, undertaken after orders from Jharkhand’s BJP Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
The Missionaries of Charity has its headquarters in Kolkata, a city where Mother Terasa’s footprint is writ large. The Albanian missionary, who was canonised two years ago, has lived a large part of her life in Kolkata, and died there more than a decade ago.

As the controversy over baby trafficking, allegedly by a nun and an employee of the Jharkhand unit of Missionaries of Charity grew, the Bengal Chief Minister today tweeted:



Earlier authorities said they have sealed a home run by Mother Teresa’s religious order and charged a nun and one other person with baby trafficking.

“They have said that at least five to six babies have been sold to childless couples,” police officer Aman Kumar told Reuters in a phone interview.

“We are investigating to see how the operation was run and how many more children have been given away in the last few years.”

An Indian couple claimed they paid 120,000 rupees ($2,354) to Anima Indwar, who worked at the shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity, said Mr Kumar.

The arrests of the nun and another worker on Tuesday and Wednesday followed the couple’s complaint the charity worker had taken back the baby boy and kept their money.

Mr Kumar said the police were investigating three other complaints against Ms Indwar for allegedly selling children from the shelter.

Spokeswoman Sunita Kumar said the Missionaries of Charity was investigating.