Jharkhand: Scared of forces targeting Missionaries of Charity congregation, says Catholic Bishops' Conference of India

Father Theodore Mascarenhus said that a social audit of each and every house of the Congregation will be done to ensure that such incident never ever happens again.

Published: 12th July 2018 03:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 03:13 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

RANCHI: Alleging invisible forces targeting Missionaries of Charity (MoC) Congregation in the Country, Secretary General of Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) Father Theodore Mascarenhus said that they were scared of them.

Coming forward for the first time after the sister of MoC was arrested in child trafficking case; he condemned the incident, but at the same time rejected the allegations being made on the sisters of MoC Congregation as every child is holy for them.

Referring to the incident, the Father said that a social audit of each and every house of the Congregation will be done to ensure that such incident never ever happens again.

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"The allegations made on the MoC Congregation are complexly false and there is no involvement of any sister in this disgusting act and we feel that some invisible forces are behind them who want to remove them," said the Father.

Whatever Anima Indwar did was really a serious matter which must be condemned, he added. The Father also alleged that Sister Koshleniea was made to sign forcefully on the written statement before the Police.

The Father said that Child Welfare Committee and Police have been raiding the houses of Sisters of MoC as if they are criminals. He also raised questions over shifting the children from the Hinoo center of MoC in Ranchi. "It is nothing but an attempt to malign the image of MoC against which we can also file defamation suit," the Father said.

He also said that they may approach court also on the issues like arresting of Father in Kochang rape case in Khunti and arresting of 14 children on the charges of converting the villagers forcefully in Dumka.

"Can't we speak about our religion; whether some sort of Emergency has been imposed in the Country," Father questioned. Why only Father was arrested in Kochang rape case and Sanjay Sharma, who runs the NGO, was spared, he added.

"The Father did not even know that the programme was going to be organized in the School that day," said the Father. We are open for probe by any agency because our records are straight, he added. Raising concern over the tribal population in the State, he demanded 'Sarna' Code for them saying they have not been given what should had been given during the last several years.

Claiming that their relationship with Central Government was quite cordial, Father appealed to that they should also look into Jharkhand also. "We have no conflict with the BJP as such, we are problem only with those forces which is doing such things here," said the Father.

He also claimed that he had full faith in the in Narendra Modi Government requested him take care of Jharkhand also. The Father was sure that the Modi Government at the Centre will talk to the Jharkhand Government on the issue.

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