Taslima joins issue with Mamata over MOC child-trafficking racket – Swarajya Staff

Taslima Nasrin

Swarajya LogoAccording to police, 450 unwed mothers were admitted by the Missionaries of Charity Ranchi home for deliveries but records show only 170 child births. Where are 280 babies? – Swarajya Staff

Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladesh author who has been living on exile in New Delhi, is the latest to air her views on the controversy surrounding Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. There is nothing new with the charity selling babies, she said in a tweet on Friday (13 July) night, adding: “please don’t try to protect criminals only because they are famous.”

Tasreen’s tweet come in the wake of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that she suspected a BJP plot in trying to malign Teresa’s charity. In a tweet on Thursday, the Bengal Chief Minister condemned attempts to malign the Missionaries of Charity saying the Bharatiya Janata Party was targeting the missionaries sisters.

The Missionaries of Charity is in the eye of a storm after its employee and a nun were arrested by Jharkhand police in Ranchi at its Nirmal Hriday Home on charges of selling unwed mothers’ babies. The issue came to light after the state-owned child welfare committee complained to police about a missing child from the home. Police suspect some of the nuns in the organisations could have links with child trafficking network. Information on 280 children born at the home of the missionary, under scrutiny since 2014, is also not available.

According to police, 450 unwed mothers were admitted by the home for deliveries but records show only 170 child births. Police said the arrested duo had confessed to have sold at least four babies. – Swarajya, 14 July 2018

Mother Teresa

MOC Letter of Consent

Missionaries of Charity (MOC), the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, made pregnant women at a Ranchi shelter sign a letter saying they would wilfully give their newborns to the organisation, India Today TV has learned.
India Today TV accessed a consent letter (see above), through which the women were asked to say they had no claims on their own children. The government says this was illegal.
“I want to hand over the custody of our newborn to the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity forever, willfully. I don’t want this baby,” the letter reads. “During delivery or the operation, if my daughter’s life is in danger, then the sisters won’t be responsible. It will solely be our responsibility,” it adds.
Either the child’s mother, or her family, had to sign the note. Often these pregnant women were minors from poor tribal families. Many of the women were illiterate. – India Today, 12 July 2018