Nuns of Mother Teresa’s charity sold babies in India

According to reports and investigations done by authorities, a charity home that Mother Teresa established started selling off babies to childless couples.
Nuns from Mother Teresa's Charity / Photo from Khaleej Times

The Missionaries of Charity is an order that was set-up by Mother Teresa and they are the ones who are running the home in eastern India’s Jharkhand state.

Authorities, specifically Aman Kumar, a police officer in the area, said that they received information saying around five to six babies have already been sold.

"They have said that at least five to six babies have been sold to childless couples," police officer Aman Kumar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a phone interview.

"We are investigating to see how the operation was run and how many more children have been given away in the last few years."
Nuns from Mother Teresa's Charity / Photo from Khaleej Times

The head of Jharkhand State Child Protection Society, Arti Kujur also said that as these babies are being sold, the nuns and the members in it are charging between 40,000 to 100, 000 Indian rupees per baby. This can reach to about 1500 USD.

They said that the price depends on how much the couple can afford to pay.

According Kujur, they found out about the operation through complaints and have been keeping a close eye on the home for about 6 months now.

"We had been receiving many complaints regarding the functioning of this home and were keeping a close watch on them for nearly six months," he said.
Mother Teresa / Photo from AE's Biography

The home used to organize adoptions in India. But after the government made it easier for single, divorced and separated people to adopt children, they stopped their operations. But since there is still a long waiting list for adoption, they suppose that it is why the home resorted to trafficking these babies.

Aside from the government, some child rights activists have also took it upon themselves to stop the illegal selling of these babies.

"They were selling more babies than what they were handing over to authorities," said Baidnath Kumar, a Ranchi-based child rights activist who had filed complaints against the home.

We hear that babies are being sold in other homes as well and are determined to put a stop to it," he said.


Source: Khaleej Times
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