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Crucifying the charities

The refusal by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to renew the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration of the Missionaries of Charity (MoC) founded by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa is extremely disturbing. The government justified the decision on Christmas day claiming, "While considering the MoC’s renewal application, some adverse inputs were noticed." Not wanting to face further coercive action, MoC reportedly asked "our centers not to operate any of the FC (foreign contributions) accounts until the matter is resolved." The freezing of accounts is causing financial hardship to the organization’s social and charitable missions. "The Catholic organization runs more......

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The winds of change are blowing, whether we like it or not. It is time that Parsis speak out as you have articulated. Thank you.
- Homi D Gandhi
- 17-Jan-2022

A very well written editorial and something which all Parsis need to reflect on. To my dismay, I quite often find anti Muslim vitriol on Parsi WhatsApp groups. I hope Parsis realize that it will not be long before we too are targeted by the hindutva hordes and there may be nobody left to speak up for us then
- Pouruchisti Meherhomji
- 10-Jan-2022


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