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GCIC condemns RSS chief's remarks on Mother Teresa

The Global Council of Indian Christians on Tuesday termed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa as 'irresponsible and mischievous' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clarify the government's stand on the issue in Parliament.



Bengaluru: The Global Council of Indian Christians on Tuesday termed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa as 'irresponsible and mischievous' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clarify the government's stand on the issue in Parliament.

"The Christian community in particular and millions of admirers of Mother Teresa in general feel highly hurt by the irresponsible and mischievous remarks made by the RSS chief," GCIC said.

"The remark imputing Mother Teresa with her main objective as being mainly converting her beneficiaries to Christianity is highly objectionable and deserves to be condemned by all men of good will in the country and the world over," GCIC National President Sajan K George said.

Noting that Mother Teresa has "undoubtedly" been universally accepted as a messenger of Christ and reaching out to the needy in alleviating their suffering and misery, he said "the clear intention is to demolish her and the community to which she belongs."

He said "This seems to go diametrically opposite to what our Prime minister Narendra Modi, keeps on averring again and again, that nobody would be allowed to make inflammatory statements that would lead to communal disharmony in the country. The RSS chief has done precisely that."

GCIC wanted Modi to clarify the whole issue by making a statement in Parliament.

 

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