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CBCI said that it is unfortunate that Mother Terasa is being dragged into such unwarranted controversies

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National Commission for Minorities on Tuesday adopted a resolution expressing its anguish over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s allegation that Mother Teresa’s real aim was to convert people to Christianity.

“The lifelong service and selfless love for her fellow humans exhibited by her has very parallels in history. There have never been questions raised about any religious bias in her humanitarian work. The commission would request all concerned to exercise utmost restraint during discussion or debate regarding personalities wholly involved in selfless social service. Harsh and unfounded criticism needlessly hurts the feelings of large sections of society and is, therefore, avoidable,” reads the NCM resolution.

Former IPS officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi also tweeted her appreciation Mother Teresa’s philanthropist work. “Mother Theresa (sic) was a Mother to those whom society had abandoned. She supported my destitute women inmates in urgent need of help,” Bedi wrote in reply to a query. She also tweeted a picture of herself with the Mother.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) expressed concern over Bhagwat’s statement, which according to it was “casting aspersion on the saintly person of Mother Teresa and attributing ulterior motives to her life-long humanitarian services to the poor and the sick, to the abandoned and the destitutes. It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel Prize laureate and Bharat Ratna awardee be dragged into such unwarranted controversies. Mother Teresa never had any hidden agenda nor did she ever use her services as a cover up for conversion,” the statement said.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra too jumped into the controversy. “I wish they will spare her. Sad to watch and read the ongoing efforts, who tarnished the life of Mother Teresa” he wrote on Facebook.

First published on: 25-02-2015 at 02:21:39 am
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