West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spread another misinformation on Monday when she expressed her shock over the freezing of all bank accounts of the Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity organization on Christmas Day.
Mamata Banerjee claimed that the Modi Government’s decision had left the organization’s 22,000 patients and employees without food and medicines. “While the law is paramount, humanitarian efforts must not be compromised,” she added. The Trinamool Congress is slated to hold a press conference later today, where Mamata Banerjee was supposed to speak on this issue.
However, before she could have spread this lie further, the Ministry of Home Affairs provided some vital information on this matter, which actually diffuse this nefarious propaganda of Mamata Banerjee.
Ministry of Home Affairs put forth the facts and said that the FCRA renewal application of Missionaries of Charity was refused on 25 December for not meeting the eligibility conditions.
MHA further said that “No revision application received from Missionaries of Charity for review of the refusal of FCRA renewal. FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity valid up to 31 Dec; govt did not freeze any of its accounts.
Missionaries of Charity itself is a Culprit
The fact of the matter is that it was the Missionaries of Charity, that itself requested the State Bank Of India (SBI) to freeze its accounts. The reasons are well known to them.
However, this seems a clear case of not meeting the necessary compliance of receiving funds from abroad. As per Government norms, every NGO or religious organization, that receives funds from abroad, must adhere to the FCRA guideline and produce the necessary documentary evidence and maintain adequate accounting proofs.
The Missionaries of Charity are infamous for violating the FCRA norms, and there are several legal cases against this organization for carrying out illegal religious conversions in the name of helping the poor and needy.