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Maintenance of records, auditing etc of “Nirmal Hriday” and “Ministries of Charities” have been irregular, dubious and suspicious exhibiting rot!

July 9, 2018

Maintenance of records, auditing etc of “Nirmal Hriday” and “Ministries of Charities” have been irregular, dubious and suspicious exhibiting rot!

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Maintenance of records, auditing etc of “Nirmal Hriday” have been fishy: The Missionaries of Charity, which is facing charges of selling newborns to childless couples, has not been able to provide records of births by 280 women at its various homes here, police said on 08-07-2018, Saturday[1]. According to police sources, 450 pregnant women were admitted in various homes, run by the order founded by St Teresa, here between 2015 and 2018, but there are records of only 170 childbirths and no information about the remaining 280[2]. First of all, 450 pregnant women were admitted, how such documents were available could be noted. For 170 deliveries, the required medical instruments, medicines, disposables and other materials could have been accounted. Similarly, for the balance 280, anybody can audit the records and materials available there. In fact, the 280 pregnant cannot lie that they were not pregnant or they did not deliver babies. Therefore, definitely, something wrong with the “Missionaries of Charities.” If they could suppress and destroy all the evidences, then, the issue becomes really serious. Really, it is intriguing to note how these could happen with such internationally famous and well-supported by so many experts.

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About missing 280 kids, there were no records, discrepancies in the records – and the incidences occurring thereof: “We are investigating all angles… of the sale of children to childless couple. We have gone through records of the pregnant women and newborn babies. There are discrepancies in the records,” a police official investigating the case told IANS[3]. That there have been “discrepancies in records” prove the existence of documents, partial production and suppression of documents. The scam came to light when the couple, who had taken a newborn from the charity home in May, complained that they had paid Rs 1.20 lakh for medical care and delivery of the child, but the baby was taken back by the charity home with assurances of returning it back after court procedures[4]. The couple complained to the Child Welfare Society after they failed to get the child[5]. According to police, the incident is a case of human trafficking and they are trying to reach its roots[6]. That the nuns [Sister Koncilia / Koshleniea and Anima Indwar] involved have been arrested[7] while another Madhu is still free[8], four babies were sold etc., have already been reported. Now, the investigation, reporting, and discussion are turning towards missing kids and documents[9]. “An FIR has been lodged under Section 370 of the IPC”, said Kotwali Officer-in-Charge Shyamanand Mandal. Section 370 pertains to trafficking of persons.

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Why inconsistent reporting, passing remarks etc: A mentally challenged woman, staying in a Missionaries of Charity facility on Jail Road here, delivered a baby on 07-07-2018[10], Friday but sisters at the home insisted that the newborn should be left there only, the woman’s mother alleged[11]. Here, why the words of the mother of the mentally challenged woman would be taken into account is not known. Such  inconsistent reports have been intriguing. The nexus of the Social welfare department, police and others are also visibly understandable. Under the guise of doing service, such activities cannot be criminal and against acts and Rules. When all have been going on in the name of God, it cannot be accepted. The CWC members also should be consistent in their approach in dealing with the issue, instead of confusing the issue, so that the Charities, authorities and others could take advantage. The unwed mothers, babies living here and sold and all the involved would be affected ultimately.

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Report of 280 missing kids from missionaries of Charity home untrue: Cops: While all these reports have been based on IANS, Times of India gives different version of the missing kids as follows.  Ranchi SSP Anish Gupta said, “We are investigating the matter but the reports of 280 children missing are not true. There are no such records.” Such reports began to do the rounds after a nun and an employee of Nirmal Hriday, a Missionaries of Charity shelter home at Jail Road here, were arrested last week for allegedly selling a child of an unwed mother for 1.2 lakh to a Uttar Pradesh-based couple. Reporting that there were “No records,” or the report that “no records” were there is “untrue” are to be taken differently? What we have to worry about the fact of missing kinds, than about the maintenance or non-maintenance or missing of maintained records. Though such exigencies “the maintenance or non-maintenance or missing of maintained record” are also against Act and Rules, how they did raise many questions.

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An inquiry commission to look into the activities of children homes and shelters located at various places in the state: To avoid a repetition of Nirmal Hriday-type incidents in future, Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (JSCPCR) wrote to chief secretary Sudhir Tripathi asking him to set up an inquiry commission to look into the activities of children homes and shelters located at various places in the state[12]. This appears clearly that these groups started playing politics and the commission means allowing the issue to die a natural death or covering up the whole issue. JSCPCR chairperson Aarti Kujur said[13], “If there is a discrepancy at one shelter home, other centres may too have such problems. We want the government to find out the status of unwed mothers and records of children born at shelter homes.” As regards the sale of Nirmal Hriday children, CWC chairperson Rupa Kumari said, “Police are investigating the matter. Our units spread across the state will start collecting reports on shelter homes as soon as we receive instructions from the government.” Earlier this week, another CWC member Tanushree Sarkar said, After the incident in one branch, we cannot trust the other branches of Missionaries of Charity and we will not be sending children to them for shelter from now on.”

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From adoption to baby selling: St. Teresa, who died in 1997, established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and now has more than 3,000 nuns operating the sisterhood globally – following in her footsteps to provide soup kitchens, hospices, schools, leper colonies and homes for forsaken minors. The charity also offers shelter for unmarried women, but no longer facilitates adoptions. Once plagued by lengthy wait times, stringent laws and hefty costs, the Indian government sought to streamline the process in 2015 by moving the system online with a national database of the tens of thousands of available children[14]. The Missionaries of Charity however, opposed the changes on the basis it gave leeway for single women and unmarried couples to adopt[15]. And despite efforts to make Indian adoptions more transparent, the black market continues to thrive as prospective parents often find it easier to skirt the legal system and adopt directly from hospitals or orphanages, exacerbating the trade in child trafficking. The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights shot a letter to Jharkhand chief secretary Sudhir Tripathi to investigate into the functioning of all shelters on Saturday amid allegations of child sale racket against the functionaries of Nirmal Hriday, the shelter run by Missionaries of Charity here in Ranchi[16].

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09-07-2018

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[1] Indian Express, ‘No record of 280 births at Missionaries of Charity’s Ranchi facility’: Police, Published: 07th July 2018 04:15 PM | Last Updated: 07th July 2018 04:15 pm.

[2] http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/jul/07/no-record-of-280-births-at-missionaries-of-charitys-ranchi-facility-police-1839753.html

[3] Business Standard, ‘No record of 280 births at Missionaries of Charity’s Ranchi facility’, IANS, Ranchi, Last Updated at July 7, 2018 15:30 IST.

[4] https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/no-record-of-280-births-at-missionaries-of-charity-s-ranchi-facility-118070700349_1.html

[5] India Today, No records of 280 births at homes run by Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, IANS, Ranchi, July 7, 2018UPDATED: July 7, 2018 17:50 IST

[6] https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/no-records-of-280-births-at-homes-run-by-missionaries-of-charity-in-ranchi-1280025-2018-07-07

[7] The Free Press Journal,  No Record Of 280 Births At Missionaries of Charity’ home, by agencies, July 08, 2018 12:20 am.

[8] https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/shelter-probe-plea-to-chief-secy-243150

[9] http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/no-record-of-280-births-at-st-teresa-charity-home/1312362

[10] ND-TV News, No Record Of 280 Births At Missionaries of Charity’s Ranchi Facility, Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: July 08, 2018 00:27 IST

[11] https://www.ndtv.com/cities/no-record-of-280-births-at-missionaries-of-charitys-ranchi-facility-1879595

[12] Times of India, Report of 280 missing kids from missionaries of Chsrity home untrue: Cops, Debjani Chakraborty, TNN, July 08, 2018, 06:00 IST.

[13] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/report-of-280-missing-kids-from-missionaries-of-charity-home-untrue-cops/articleshow/64901063.cms

[14] Fox News, Nun at charity founded by Mother Teresa arrested, accused of trafficking babies, By Hollie McKay, 09-07-2018.

[15] http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/07/08/nun-at-charity-founded-by-mother-teresa-arrested-accused-trafficking-babies.html

[16] https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/shelter-probe-plea-to-chief-secy-243150

 

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