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By- Khushi Bisht
Mother Teresa, one of the most significant nuns of the Catholic Church, both during her lifetime and after her death is today renowned worldwide.
Born in 1910, Mother Teresa claimed to have a sense of a strong spiritual connection to God when she was just 12-year-old. And by the age of 18, she joined the Sisters of Loretto, a Roman Catholic nuns’ congregation dedicated to preaching the gospel across India. She is well renowned for her efforts to alleviate poverty and assist the downtrodden in Calcutta’s (now Kolkata) worst neighborhoods.
Mother Teresa was such a revered figure in the Catholic Church that she was canonized after her death, which means that she was officially recognized as a “Saint” by the Catholic Church.
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However, Mother Teresa, like many others, is not without controversy. Over the years, many individuals have questioned Mother Teresa’s conduct and motivations, accusing her of glamorizing human misery. There is a dreadful dark side of Mother Teresa, from her nefarious activities to her doubtful methods of handling funds donated to her by similarly dodgy individuals.
In this article, we’ll take a look at Mother Teresa’s dark side.
Women who devoted themselves to Mother Teresa’s missionary service have revealed the truth about the restricted Catholic community in a podcast titled “The Turning: The Sisters Who Left.” They described the daily dreadful routine of the nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, who were kept separated from the outside world and compelled to wear spiky chains pointed inwards to prevent them from bathing.
‘The Missionaries of Charity” was described as a cult by Marry Johnson, who worked with Mother Teresa for 20 years until retiring through official means in 1997. She said the Catholic group conducted filthy and hidden rites, such as shaving and burning new members’ hair, which is typically connected with cults.
Hell’s Angel: A 1994 Documentary.
This documentary was notable for some of the most, possibly the best criticisms of Mother Teresa. Dr. Aroup Chatterjee who volunteered in Teresa’s missionary homes was the driving force behind the film. This indicates that the assertions presented in the documentary have some validity. Chatterjee was critical of Mother Teresa’s missionaries’ hygiene and sanitation, which he likened to a Nazi concentration camp.
Various eyewitness testimony alleged that there was no consideration for the comfort and wellbeing of severely sick people. The condition of her clinics was appalling. Mother Teresa’s homes were frequently staffed by inexperienced volunteers who had no idea how to manage a medical center.
This disdain was demonstrated by the use of the “Same Needles” for a variety of different individuals undergoing therapy. The needles were allegedly rinsed and reused after being washed in cold water.
A former volunteer at Nirmal Hriday, one of Mother Teresa’s favorite homes, Mary Loudon, described how severely ill cancer patients were given insufficient pain medication, with aspirin and brufen being provided sporadically.
Conversion Was Her Primary Goal
It is said when Mother Teresa founded the “Missionaries of Charity,” helping the impoverished was not her primary goal. The Missionary Society was allegedly founded with the goal of converting people to Christianity. Her unwavering faith in Christianity and extremist ideology led her to convert the individuals she was ostensibly assisting.
Even the dying ones were not spared. In the guise of the assistance she offered, she converted them to Christianity.
Secret Baptization Of The Dead.
Mother Teresa covertly advocated baptism for those who were dying, whether or not they wished to be baptized. Mother Teresa and her nuns are said to have secretly baptized Hindus and Muslims so that they may join their true God in heaven.
She and her nuns were claimed to be baptizing the sufferers while pretending to cool their foreheads with a moist towel. They’d recite the proper prayer silently so that the patient remains completely unaware of what was going on.
Where Did The Millions Of Donations Go?
Teresa pulled in huge amounts of money in donations from numerous benefactors all around the world by herself. Nobody really knows where the money went because she didn’t upgrade any of her clinics to offer better or perhaps even basic healthcare to her patients.
The organization had more than enough funds to function without a hitch. However, no effort was made to improve the people’s livability in any way. She was blamed for purposefully worsening their agony by failing to provide them with adequate medical treatment. The large contribution received by the Missionaries was never utilized to provide basic medical assistance to the sick. Teresa felt that by inflicting greater suffering on individuals, she was purging them of their misdeeds and drawing them nearer to Christ.
NEW DELHI - India Navy sending four ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area.
The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.
Commander Vivek Madhwal, the Indian navy spokesman, said four ships will take part.
The ships will also participate in a multilateral exercise, MALABAR-21, along with the Japanese, Australian and U.S. navies, the statement said.
It said the exercises will enhance coordination with friendly countries, based on common maritime interests and a commitment to freedom of navigation.
"Besides regular port calls, the task group will operate in conjunction with friendly navies to build military relations and develop interoperability in the conduct of maritime operations," the statement said.
The U.S., India, Japan and Australia are part of the Quad regional alliance created in response to China's growing economic and military strength. Washington has long viewed New Delhi as a key partner in efforts to blunt increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.
India is also in a continuing standoff with China over their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region. The countries have stationed tens of thousands of soldiers backed by artillery, tanks and fighter jets along their de facto border, called the Line of Actual Control.
Last year, 20 Indian troops died in a clash with Chinese soldiers involving clubs, stones and fists in a portion of the disputed border. China said it lost four soldiers.(VOA/HP)
The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).
The UK government also announced that arrivals from France to England will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. The step aligns France with the rest of the amber list now that the proportion of beta variant cases has fallen, where those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised and administered in the UK, the US or Europe do not need to quarantine when arriving in England.
This move also simplifies the system to three categories, as well as the green watch list to give travellers notice where green status is at risk.
To continue cautiously reopening international travel, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania and Norway will be added to the government's green list, having demonstrated they posed a low risk to UK public health.
Besides India, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE will also be moved from the red to the amber list, as the situation in these countries has improved.
The data for all countries will be kept under review and the government will not hesitate to take action where a country's epidemiological picture changes, a statement by the UK government said.
Following an assessment of the latest data, Georgia, La Reunion, Mayotte and Mexico will be added to the red list as they present a high public health risk to the UK from known variants of concern, known high-risk variants under investigation or as a result of very high in-country or territory prevalence of Covid-19.
Arrivals from Spain and all its islands are advised to use a PCR test as their pre-departure test wherever possible, as a precaution against the increased prevalence of the virus and variants in the country.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "We are committed to opening up international travel safely, taking advantage of the gains we've made through our successful vaccination programme, helping connect families, friends and businesses around the world.
"While we must continue to be cautious, today's changes reopen a range of different holiday destinations across the globe, which is good news for both the sector and travelling public."
Since February, anyone who arrives in the UK from a red list country has been required by law to book a stay in a managed quarantine facility for 10 days.
In order to ensure taxpayers are not subsidising the costs of staying in these facilities, which have gone up, the cost will increase from August 12. Alternative payment arrangements remain available to those who genuinely cannot afford to pay and rates remain the same for children up to 12.(IANS/HP)
A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.
According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.
Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.
Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.
The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".
But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.
A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.
In response, one Twitter user said: "Ganesh Temple, village Bhong in Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab has been ravaged. Another day, another attack on Hindus in Pakistan."
Another said: "Yesterday, the mob ran amok at Temple over minor boy issue who allegedly urinated, the boy said to be mentally handicapped. Hindu community made an apology for the boy — a case registered against the nine-year-old boy. Those vandalized temples, no FIR registered against them."
District police spokesman Ahmed Nawaz Cheema said Rangers had been deployed in the troubled area and the situation was under control.
A small town close to the River Indus and Sindh-Punjab border, Bhong houses a number of gold traders who originally hail from Ghotki and Dehrki (Sindh), according to the Dawn news report.
A ruling PTI member representing the minority said he had been in touch with the local Hindu community and influential Rais family of Bhong since the issue surfaced.