New Delhi: Missionaries of Charity may shut down 13 orphanages

New Delhi:  Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity may shut down thirteen orphanages run by them as the government is planning to derecognise them.

These orphanages had refused to give its children to single and separated people for adoption.

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Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Thursday, Missionaries of Charity has refused to comply with the provisions related to adoptions by single, separated or divorced people, as reported in Hindustan Times.

“They have cited ideological issues with the adoption guidelines of the country but we are persuading them because they are valuable, good people and have experience,” said Maneka Gandhi.

It all started when the Central Adoption Resource Authority received complaints from two single parents from Assam and Bihar. The single parents complained that they were not allowed to adopt children from the orphanages of Missionaries of Charity.

It is being reported that the Missionaries of Charity itself has written to the Central Adoption Resource Authority seeking de-recognition of some of its orphanages.

29 Comments

  1. They are bound by Christian Ideology which do not recognize Single, Divorced, Gay and Lesbian Couple as FAMILY, who can adopt a child and bring them up. I wonder why Madam Menaka Gandhi is not following traditional Indian culture.

  2. Madam Menaka Gandhi is indirectly trying to undermine the Christian orphanages. Srimiti Irani tried to erase the Christmas from India last year, then tried to defame the famous St. Stephen’s college in New Delhi. Well, wait and see the course of journey of the BJP Government.

    • Anil D.G. – “Maneka Gandhi.. Wife of Emergency era hero.. Hmmmmmm..”

      HAANNNNN……; NOW, THE ‘ALTER EGO’ OF THE RSS, BJP AND MODI.

      THEY SIMPLY WORSHIP HER. SHE WAS THE MINISTER IN EVERY NON-CONGRESS GOVERNMENT AT THE CENTER, BE IT OF V.P.SINGH OR OF JANATA PARIVAR OR OF THE RSS PARIVAAR.

      FOR, SHE IS A SION OF NEHRU GANDHI PARIVAAR AND INDIA IS A SLAVE TO THAT NEHRU GANDHI PARIVAAR!!!

      ANY DOUBT?

  3. Dear readers,

    What can one expect from union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, grew her own son who openly swears Hindu holy relics Geeta to chop Muslims hands?How can we expect something from Minister who says ‘Terrorism Being Funded by Cow Slaughter’,?

    The Government of India has cancelled licences of around 9,000 NGOs for violating Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. Most of the banned on IB reports that said NGOs as a ‘threat to national economic security’.

    Why IB and other agencies for keeping a mum on the foreign funding to saffron organization which uses the money for political purpose and creating fissures in the society?

    How can single, separated or divorced people,who can’t keep their own love together will provide love of ‘Father and mother’?

    Jai hind

  4. If you criticize a Hindu organization doing the same, you are a brave secular fighting against right-wing ‘moral police’ brigade. If you criticize the same rules when practiced by a a Christian organization, you are almost immediately a bigot who hates Orphans getting a good life!! LOL This is why it’s a waste of time to reason with self-hating community!! smiles…

    Read the following report to get a clear picture:
    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/09/447191942/mother-teresas-missionaries-of-charity-says-no-more-adoptions-in-india

    While these Charities are doing a great job of helping Orphans, these individuals are unfortunately influenced by religious dogma. They openly discriminate against singles, divorced, couples where one of them had a divorce earlier and homosexuals. This incident reminds me of Kim Davis in Kentucky, US who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples resulting in a huge controversy! As our society gets more liberal, these religious guys are going to find themselves in a more and more awkward position. What’s more unfortunate are the intellectual dishonesty and ignorance displayed by individuals like Roy and AS Mathews who don’t think twice before attacking people purely based on religious dogma taught by their masters. Sad and depressing but very true!!

    • Mr. Orginal R. Pai, the budgeting of the Women and Child Development undertaken by Menaka Gandhi was reduced to 50% in the budget by Arun Jaitley, she went to see AJ to add more to the budget but no good result. If the orphans are adopted by cruel minded people from broken homes, what validity it has for the false promise of the Minister that they will check about the safety of the orphans? You can find fault with me and Roy, that is your freedom of expression; but please remember that the double acting of the BJP Government would be severely questioned from many quarters.

      Like the recent BJP fascination with the cow deity and discarding the human beings, Meneka Gandhi’s real love is for animals; no love for human beings and orphans. So, trusting her word would be the biggest catastrophe, the adopted orphans by weird minded people.

      • Nice try, AS Mathews. Now you are changing the subject to annual budget after I pointed out your religious bigotry. Is this report on annual budget or the refusal to follow the new guidelines? Who are you fooling? Let me ask you this – Do you support the new guidelines to allow singles and divorced people to adopt children?

  5. Can the law be constitutional if it infringes on the religious beliefs of the sisters? Maneka Gandhi, judging from her history, cares more about animal welfare than childrens’ welfare.

  6. If The Missionaries of Charity close their homes, the bigger losers will be the orphaned children, as so many orphaned children will find it difficult to find a similar loving a caring place to live. Hence, in the interest of these children the government should rethink its policies.

    • Jay says, “If The Missionaries of Charity close their homes, the bigger losers will be the orphaned children, as so many orphaned children will find it difficult to find a similar loving a caring place to live. Hence, in the interest of these children the government should rethink its policies.”

      Sir, for Modi and the RSS cows are more important than the orphaned children. Go-Shaalaas would be set up in those premises. Sisters of charity would be replaced by Svayam Sevaks to look after the cows. Money would be supplied by the government for such Go-shaalaas in every village and the Svayam Sevaks would be given unlimited funds, for cow is god.

      DEFEATED THE CONGRESS AND MAKE INDIA CONGRESS MUKT !!!

  7. People of the past were illiterate and uneducated. They believed in many things. The religions that sprang up were built on such blind beliefs.

    The notion of strictly two genders – male and female – is no different. The religions made it a sin to even let such people practice what was bestowed upon them by nature.

    To the great fortune of the human race, a few thinkers in liberal countries of Europe in more recent years disagreed with the wrong notion of strictly two genders. The liberal countries formulated laws to not discriminate against the sexual minorities.

    The Christian nuns must look at the example set by Jesus. Jesus must have been a very liberal thinker. He never excluded anyone from the ‘kingdom of God’. Everyone was welcome!

    Pope Francis has openly been very inclusive of gay people. Unfortunately for the people long set in their ways, the Pope’s message has not trickled down. Possibly it never will.

    So, the nuns in question here are living in the ignorant past.

    But does this mean that the minister or the Indian government are great? Possibly not.

    The British Crown started administering India in 1858 (abolishing the rights of the East India Company Ltd after he mutiny of 1857). Within two years, the Crown came up with the IPC that declared, among others, that being gay is illegal.

    And, ever since, every Indian of every description is bound by this all-powerful IPC. IPC may be ancient, but it is still alive and kicking on every conceivable matter – including the illegality of gay life!

    In 2013 the Indian Supreme Court needed to pass a verdict on the matter, but ended up upholding the ancient beliefs! The Indian Government believes that respecting gay rights is not Indian culture.

    So, both the Indian Government and the nuns are sailing together.

  8. Both Roy and Sharia Shaikh share a common ground when it comes to religious bigotry!! They refuse to read actual facts about this case. Instead, they are attacking Menaka Gandhi simply because she belongs to sanaathana dharma!! Trying to discriminate people under the pretext of religious freedom is one of the oldest tricks used by some of these groups. Read about Kim Davis from Kentucky – The same old trick got backfired here at Doddanna!! smiles…

    • Since http://www.mangalorean.com has not given the opportunity to readers to express their thoughts and views on unrelated topics, I am writing on this forum as a response. Please excuse me.

      I am a person who tries to be unprejudiced in my views and expresses my views without fear or favour. In fact, I stopped a person who got an offer from taking up employment in Saudi Arabia. I simply told him that Saudi Arabia is not a right place for a professional, a broad-minded person with liberal views and live-and-let-live attitude, but the right place for people to earn livelihood, if they are enslaved to vices like gambling, women, alcohol or one is a thoroughly orthodox, conservative and ultra-conservative or lacks zest for living, apart from work, cooking, eating, praying, going to answer the calls of nature and shooting-the-breeze.

      I have lived in Saudi Arabia and while I was in Bahrain, I got another opportunity to go to that amazing, mystical and enigmatic place, but I told the prospective Saudi employer a BIG THANK YOU and GOOD BYE. He was just amazed, because I declined a generous offer.

      So far, the best book that I read about Saudi Arabia was “THE PRINCESS” written incognito by a Princess of the Saudi Royal Family and on 07th October I began reading “IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: A FEMALE DOCTOR’S JOURNEY IN THE SAUDI KINGDOM” by Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed, M.D., a certified pulmologist and sleep specialist. This book is 561 pages and has small print, but worth reading.

      In spite of its incredible wealth due to oil, this country has an ancient/medieval mindset and somehwere on the Youtube I had learnt that Saudis are the second laziest people on this earth. Though Saudis lack the grey matter, though much intelligent than Pahans, they tend to be proud, arrogant and perpetually feel that with money they can buy anyone and break the laws of the countries that they visit or are in. For example, the furore created due to a senior diplomatic official having good time with Nepalese servants in Gurgaon/Delhi.

    • Original R.Pai – “Instead, they are attacking Menaka Gandhi simply ***because she belongs to sanaathana dharma!!”***

      What do you utter dear Duplicate Paimaam of USA? Does she belong to Sanatana Dharma?

      RSS IS CRYING FROM THE ROOF TOP SAYING FROZE GANDHI WAS HALF MUSLIM AND HALF PARSEE. THEY RANT INDIRA GANDHI’S FATHER NEHRU WAS BORN TO SHIEK ABDULL’S FATHER. MANEKA GANDHI IS A SIKH BY BIRTH. WHEN MANEKA GANDHI WAS THE CHIEF OF THE “SYRYA MAGAZINE” AND HAD PUBLISHED DEFAMATORY PHOTOGRAPHS OF SUSHMA SWARAJ WITH SURESH RAM, S/O BABU JAGJIVAN RAM, THE RSS ALLEGED THAT MANEKA HAD OBJECTIONABLE RELATION WITH Akbar Ahmed (Dumpy).

      As a journalist, Maneka Gandhi made headlines for her shocking publication in Surya Magazine of photos showing sexual intercourse between Suresh Ram (son of the then Defence Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram) and Sushma Chaudhury, (MAIDEN NAME OF SUSHMA SWARAJ) a University of Delhi student.

      In 1978, Babu Jagjivan Ram was on the verge of becoming the first Dalit Prime Minister of India. But a sex scandal involving his son Suresh Ram put an end to his political career. The 46-year-old son of the then defence minister shown in a series of explicit photos with a Delhi University student, Sushma Chowdhary, in monthly magazine Surya, edited by Indira Gandhi’s daughter-in-law Maneka Gandhi.

      SEE http://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/sleaze-vs-sleaze-congress-vs-bjp-top-10-political-sex-scandals-113071000506_1.html

      SIR, ON WHAT GROUND YOU CLAIM MANEKA GANDHI TO BE OF SANATANA DHARMA?

      • SIR, ON WHAT GROUND YOU CLAIM MANEKA GANDHI TO BE OF SANATANA DHARMA? – Mr. BN Pai to Rampa

        I think it must be the same way our RampaNNA said that the Yazdis were Christians. Lol. 🙂

    • Both Roy and Sharia Shaikh share a common ground when it comes to religious bigotry!! – Joker Rampu

      I think you MUST be running a printing press in some remote outpost in NOT-OK Corral. And out of sheer boredom, you are issuing your own ‘shertiphicates’ to people left, right and centre! Lol…. Get a life, man!

  9. I have been following Maneka Gandhi’s life from the time she married Sanjay Gandhi. She is a stupid person.

    After marrying Sanjay Gandhi, her spouse became the de facto king during the emergency period. She used to accompany him everywhere and though her spouse was not a Member of Parliament, he was accorded VVIP status and once Rajiv Gandhi, having commandeered a flight and landed and was returning home, had to wait for a long time for Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi’s motorcade to pass by before his vehicle could proceed.

    One should read THE RED SARI by Javier Moro to know more about her. The first time Sanay Gandhi brought Maneka Gandhi home, she was over-awed by the surroundings and when Indira Gandh met her and enquired about her, she was all at see while answering. It appears that at least with Indira Gandhi, she cut a sorry figure.

    I am told that her foundation pays money to all those who take care of stray dogs and cats. I presume one person that I know is a recipient of her foundation’s largesse.

    • Mr. Nelson, if our monogrammed Messiah is to be believed, Gujarat happens to be a ‘developmental’ model. If there is some truth to it, what is this young chap called Hardik Patel hollering about?

      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/We-will-expose-well-propagated-myth-behind-Gujarat-model-Hardik-Patel-says/articleshow/49301678.cms

      And by the way, what do you think about the Fringe elements in India, how they are emboldened to crawl out of the woodwork and why is the ‘Mono’ is so quiet about it? Well, we have all been forced to ‘hear’ him from some ‘Maddyson chowka’ and some Chowka in Bihaara. So, we all do know that he does have a voice. So, why is he so quiet about the Sangh’s beef with Beef?

      As our ONLY living (in a land far far away) polymath – Sir Rampa, cons himself, do you think that the RSS will die a “natural death” if the ‘perceived threat’ disappears? Can you tell me ONE nation where “perceived” threats do NOT exist? Is that a licence for the Chaddi’s to operate freely and in fact – ‘guide’ the Govt? Over to you, sir.

      Mr. BN Pai, your inputs too, please.

      • “…,what is this young chap called Hardik Patel hollering about?” wonders dear Praveen and concludes saying “Mr. BN Pai, your inputs too, please”.

        Sir, when ex-prime minister Vajpayee wanted to oust this very Modi from the chief minister’s post of Gujarat for indulging in Godhra and post Godhra and to up hold “raja dharma”, Advani crookedly saved him, but to be amply rewarded by “the treachery and deceit of the saved to the saver” !!

        Likewise, the RSS wants to destroy the very concept of reservation by reservation itself, I.E. by providing “reservation to all”, virtually undoing reservation itself. If benefits of reservation is “given to all”, does the concept of reservation hold any water? it is like giving monetary benefits to the rich by declaring all to be poor!!!

        BUT HARDIK PATEL IS NOW DOING TO RSS AND MODI, WHAT MODI DID TO ADVANI!!!

        EXACTLY AS MODI UNSEATED ADVANI, HARDIK PATEL TOO MAY DO THE VERY SAME TO UNSEAT RSS AND MODI!!!

  10. This march of India is towards total anarchy. The human beings lost their value in India, but the animals have taken over everything.

  11. Instead, they are attacking Menaka Gandhi simply because she belongs to sanaathana dharma!!-Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,When did Menaka who was a model (She had model for Bombay Dyeing sporting a towel) Sikh girl married to Sanjiv made ‘Ghar Vapsi’ to Sanatan Dharam?Perhaps Varun Gandhi should check about his real grandfather, how and why he is a Gandhi? May be a possible DNA test before he swears Hindu relics to chop Muslims hand?

    Full text of “Reminiscences of the Nehru Age by-M-O-Mathai”
    https://archive.org/stream/ReminiscencesOfTheNehruAgeBy-m-o-mathai/ReminiscencesOfTheNehruAgeBy-m-o-mathai-part-1of2_djvu.txt

    Read More from actual fact from the book:

    ‘Persons, Passions & Politics’- Mohammad Yunus

    Oh Mr.Original it is too early to hangover.Wait for weekend to come.

    Jai hind

  12. If you criticize a Hindu organization doing the same, you are a brave secular fighting against right-wing ‘moral police’ brigade.-Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,Charities has no religious boundary. Those “puppies” of Gujarat who “accidentally” came under PM Modi’s motorcade in 2002? BJP MP and junior culture minister lynching was merely an “accident” or “Babu Bajrangi” who murdered pregnant women will not understand were the humanity begins with.

    By the way why Atheist has defend Hindu organisation who sacrifice Humans to maintain cow sanctity? Do they know the difference between cow and orphan?

    Jai Hind

    • “Sir,Charities has no religious boundary” – writes Sharia Shaikh.

      Only an individual with serious medical condition can make such an irresponsible comment when the entire controversy was purely based on religious beliefs held by the charities in question!! LOL It’s exactly the religious boundary preventing singles and divorcees from being accepted by these charities for adoption!! Then again, as an enthusiastic collector of black flags with 7th century gibberish written all over, our panditha is not exactly known for any rational thinking. LOL

  13. Human life should be protected, respected and treasured. Why is any Dharma being bought into the picture?

    The State should protect the most vulnerable in our society, by allowing them to remain in the care of those who are more trust worthy. Handing over a child over to single, separated or divorced people is highly questionable and I concur with the arguments of the Missionaries of Charity. Why can’t Maneka figure that out?

  14. Why can’t Maneka figure that out?-Mr.Jay

    Sir,If Menaka now how to up bring her own son,he won’t be ignorantly hate for human blood swearing on Geeta chop Muslims hand.

    The entire issue is planned on RSS advice to strangulate banning NGO first citing ‘threat to national security’ then snatching orphans right to live.It is the wider plan to target Christian using the same old grand plan ‘conversion’ issue.

    Jai

    • You are correct. Many NGOs are chocked now including some big names. The Indian Government got some stern warning from other Governments about this double action, so the BJP Government will be reverting the decision. Now trying to snatch the orphans. The BJP would be delighted to start the “devadasi” system in all the Temples in India, which is being practiced in some States even today. Those are very advanced system of culture, civility and democracy. India is now flying at the supersonic speed in the cultural advancement bypassing the western world.

      The Foreign Minister is now appealing to the NRIs to land in India to clean the dirty rivers starting with the holy Ganges, appealed at her visit in Maladives, from the land where they eat a lot of beef; the sinners land. Can we fathom the depth of advancement in India since BJP came into power? Someway, Varun Gandhi after his marriage to a girl who was graduated from the St. Stepehn’s college, keeping quite and disappointed. He may be feeling terribly bad and sad in the game plan of Mr. Modi and the Gujarathi clique to wipe off the Gandhi name from the chapters of India. Since he has studied at one of the best Universities in the world, the London School of Economics, he will get some sense one day to read the writing on the wall.

  15. Several decades ago I was one of the benefactors for an orphanage run by a friend, a very well known person in Bombay. I know ALL the challenges being faced by them, and I shudder to think of my biggest fear that these innocent children could be exploited by pedophiles and unscrupulous people in India and around the world.

    My heart goes out to these little children and I sincerely hope that I’m wrong, and these innocent children find a good loving home and secure a good education. Maneka and this BJP government will be fully responsible for any child abused.

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