1. Now, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attacks Mother Teresa

Now, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attacks Mother Teresa

Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said.

By: | Bharatpur | Updated: February 24, 2015 10:27 AM
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during a function for the release of a book on former Prime Minister late Lal Bahadur Shastri in Ramnagar area of Varanasi on Thursday. PTI

Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa’s service to the poor, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said.

“Mother Teresa’s service would have been good. But it used to have one objective, to convert the person, who was being served, into a Christian,” he said while speaking at a function organised by NGO Apna Ghar near here.

“The question is not about conversion but if this (conversion) is done in the name of service, then that service gets devalued,” he said.

“But here (at the NGO), the objective is purely service of poor and helpless people,” added Bhagwat.

The RSS Chief was addressing a function in village Bajhera, near 8 kms from here, where he inaugurated ‘Mahila Sadan’ and ‘Sishu Bal Grah’ in the NGO for helpless women and children.

Later, RSS said on its twitter handle that the media reported “wrongly” and Bhagwat had only replied to former BSF DG’s comments.

“Media reporting wrongly. At Bharatpur, ex DG BSF said that Mother Teresa did Seva with motive of conversion,” the RSS twitter account said.

In another tweet M Vaidya, the RSS communication department head, said “In reply Bhagavatji said, ‘let Mother Teresa know her motive for Seva, we do Seva without expecting any returns’.”

Trinamool Congress spokesman Dere O’Brien condemned Bhagwat’s reported remarks and said Mother Teresa is not about Christianity only but is a world figure loved by everyone.

“Since I am from Kolkata, so it makes it even more worse to hear what he said”, he said.

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    Aasim
    Feb 24, 2015 at 11:38 am
    HADD HAI YAAR... RSS people please atleast spare her... Don't act like u ppl are the only hope of humanity on this planet...
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      KanVeera
      Feb 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm
      will u talk in same breath against I SIS, IS I, L-E-toi ba....first talk against them.........
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        Anjan Ganguly
        Feb 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm
        All missionaries do the same.....they help the poor people under the condition that they will change their religion. If RSS like to stop it....let they also start to help poor people. If RSS help all poor people, these poor people will not go to any other...if RSS can't do that....let other to do that....may be at the cost of their religion.
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          Anjan Ganguly
          Feb 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm
          ....Mr Aasim...you are too emotional to accept the truth
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            Suresh Bhave
            Feb 24, 2015 at 10:56 am
            The derogatory things that many say are no longer widely prevalent, at least not more prevalent than in any other faith. Anyway, when they prevailed, centuries ago, they existed because there were reasons for that. In my own circle, I have attended dozens of inter-caste and inter-faith marriages and my family has educated a child of a so-called dalit family and now the boy is in the second year of commerce college. There are many like me. So stop badmouthing Hindu faith. Learn history as history, without calling names. As a Hindu, I am not proud of being a Hindu, I am thankful I was born as one. It is a faith of duty and I as its follower do the duty as god gives me to see it. Similarly, many Hindus do the good that lies in their power and do not call it Hindu charity, so their work is not projected as that of Hindus, but as secular service. That is service with no strings attached.
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            1. Sandeep Sharma
              Feb 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm
              if she really want to help poor then why not without changing there religion....mostly tribal people get converted by these foreign ngo by using money ...because they are poor .due to congress help.
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                Murthy
                Feb 24, 2015 at 11:50 am
                What Sri Bhagavat says is correct. International christian missionaries are just not fools to invest billions of dollars on educational insutions, hospitals, orphanages, etc. for rendering service sake. Their intention is to convert local people and gradually gain political power. India should wake up against clandestine activities of christian missionaries.
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                  B
                  Feb 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm
                  He has stated fact
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                    Chidanand
                    Feb 24, 2015 at 11:16 am
                    How cheap? Why you did not stop her from doing what she was doing? Why can't you do what has been done by her? These so called narrow-minded people, who are stomach-full, only fit to blabber whatever come to their mind, without even knowing what they utter. It's disgusting that such news is being published to this extent!
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                      San Jose
                      Feb 24, 2015 at 12:51 am
                      Bull.First they built up a society of rich hindus wherein the dalits were trampled upon or treated as untouchables. Then, when Mother Teresa worked hard to help these unfortunate downtrodden hindus, they were busy trying to accuse her of conversion, but at that time did not have the guts to raise objections, because the public of Calcutta would have kicked their butt.Now when a RSS man leads the country, this guy suddenly wakes up, and trying to project himself as self-proclaimed messiah of Hindus, he is speaking such nonsense.Reject him.
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                        Amol Vaidya
                        Feb 24, 2015 at 11:13 am
                        These kind of comments will only tarnish image of BJP. RSS definitely is involved in various social activities which are never highlighted but they should avoid these kind of comments...
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                          Manish
                          Feb 24, 2015 at 11:48 am
                          Say anything like this creep and got media coverage. Bas yehi target hai.....
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                            no need
                            Feb 24, 2015 at 1:30 am
                            douche bag
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                              Human Being
                              Feb 24, 2015 at 12:47 am
                              IS there a reason he realized this now after 20 years of her Death? What are you trying to gain from such statements. Why are you so insecure?
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                                Riyaz Khan
                                Feb 24, 2015 at 1:04 am
                                Enough is enough, RSS, Sangh has gone insane, they take BJP to grave. Its time to ban RSS globally. What RSS has done good to India except creating hate, violence , riots and killing millions innocence. Now they not spared Mother Teresa , Shame on BJP and Really its time to ban RSS.
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                                  korgar
                                  Feb 24, 2015 at 12:00 am
                                  Ab tak so rahe the....? lambi nidra awasta k kaaran yah RSS deri hoi.... Bharat desh convert hoa!
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                                    ASHOK
                                    Feb 24, 2015 at 11:45 am
                                    NOTHING COMENTABLE BECAUSE OF IRANIAN BASE ARYAS (IYER-RSS &IYENGAR-VHP) WANT TO SPLIT THE COUNTRY. IN EARLY BC 100 THEY USED ARYA-HINDUSTANI-DRAVIDAN BY CASTE NOW THEY TAKE RELIGIOUS. ALL SHOULD BE THROUGH IN HARPA OR MOHANJADORA BY THEIR IRANIAN BIRTH (KHYBER BOLEN CANAL RESIDENTS)
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                                      ASHOK
                                      Feb 24, 2015 at 12:12 am
                                      INDIANS SHOULD BE UNITED BY DRAVIDEN & HINDUSTANI AGAINST THESE FORCES. THEY ARE ORIGINALLY FROM HARAPPA BY WAY OF KYBER BOLEN CANEL RESIDENTS VIZ., IYER(RSS) & IYENGAR (VHP). WE SHOULD UNITEDLY AGAINST THESE FORCES. NORMALLY PLAY WITH CASTE POLITICS. THEY NORMALLY PROVIDE THE IYER & IYANGAR FIRST IN ALL THE FIELD.
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                                        mewy
                                        Feb 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm
                                        dear brother, helpless women and children who? if there are so called "helpless women and children" what or who is responsible? lets stop building & inaugurating insutes for them and thus separating them from real society! they are part of society. lets solve their problem and leave and create "Ram Rajya" i.e., people leave in harmony within a society. love and understand each other!
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                                          mittu
                                          Feb 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm
                                          lets not say what he or she does? but what Am I doing?
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                                            mohan
                                            Feb 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm
                                            There was NO such uproar when the Channel 4 television doentary "'s Angel" by Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ali was aired in 1994. Many in the west argue that Teresa was a saint of the media, not the gutters. She had only cared about poverty and not the poor
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