1. Markandey Katju writes a hard-hitting post on Mother Teresa, gets slammed online

Markandey Katju writes a hard-hitting post on Mother Teresa, gets slammed online

Markandey Katju waded into another controversy with a social media post questioning the actions of Mother Teresa, who was named a Roman Catholic saint on Sunday

By: | Updated: September 6, 2016 4:48 PM
In his post, Katju questioned Teresa's acceptance of financial donations from questionable sources and said he too would "work among the poor and homeless" if someone gives him  million. In his post, Katju questioned Teresa’s acceptance of financial donations from questionable sources and said he too would “work among the poor and homeless” if someone gives him million.

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju waded into another controversy with a social media post questioning the actions of Mother Teresa, who was named a Roman Catholic saint on Sunday. In his post, Katju questioned Teresa’s acceptance of financial donations from questionable sources and said he too would “work among the poor and homeless” if someone gives him $10 million.

“I cannot understand all the fanfare and brouhaha about ‘Mother’ Teresa. In my opinion she was a reactionary semi educated fundamentalist, fanatic and fraud,” began Katju’s post on Facebook. He further wrote in her post, “In her Nobel Prize acceptance speech she asserted before a dumb founded audience that ‘ abortion was the greatest destroyer of world peace ‘. One’s mind boggles to understand the connection between abortion and world peace.
Citing various accounts and investigative reports into the functioning of Mother Teresa’s organization, Missionaries of Charity, Katju said she had taken money from a number of questionable donors. “… We have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order. Is this modesty and humility?” he asked in his post.

Katju quoted the work of a number of critics, investigative reports to draw a sordid picture of the hospice run by the nun’s organization.  Given the strong language, Katju’s post invited some ire online.

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“But, it will be said, she did after all work among the poor and homeless. Well, I am prepared to do the same if I am given 10 million dollars,” he concluded.

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    joe
    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:42 am
    I am not worthy even to be the dust on her feet. Katju is a loose cannon. Neither he nor his father would have dared to touch the persons whom Mother Teresa and her disciples touched and cared for. Justice Katju gives us good reason for the collegium system to go. We cannot have such an intellectually challenged man to grace the seat of a judge in the future. India is famous for burning Christian Missionaries such as Graham Staines who cared for lepers.
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      Ranjan
      Sep 6, 2016 at 11:33 am
      How many orphans were found a home and a family by the honourable Justice? How many desute and dying people were provided a shelter instead of the footpaths so that they may die in dignity by the honourable Justice, the analysts, the critics, the investigative agencies? Well, he could have at least saved the Indian orphans and the sick and dying even if he did not care for the work of Mother Teresa. Thus that lady became a Mother and ultimately a Saint!
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