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Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity denies Bank Account Freeze after Mamata blamed Center

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Missionaries of Charity established by Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa issued a clarification and denied the charges of any bank account freeze. The charity stated that Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration has been neither suspended nor canceled.

Issuing a statement on Monday, the Missionaries of Charity started by Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa stated that Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration has been neither suspended nor canceled. The move comes after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Union Government has frozen the bank accounts of the charity. The statement by the Missionaries of Charity read out “We would like to clarify that the FCRA registration of the Missionaries of Charity has been neither suspended nor canceled. Further, there is no freeze ordered by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on any of our bank accounts.” The Charity also said “We have been informed that our FCRA renewal application has not been approved. Therefore, as a measure to ensure there is no lapse, we have asked the Center not to operate any of the FC accounts until the matter is resolved.”

Earlier on Monday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee alleged that all the bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity has been frozen by the Center. The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) supremo Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to express her displeasure, she tweeted “Shocked to hear that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZEE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India! Their 22,000 patients & employees have been left without food & medicines. While the law is paramount, humanitarian efforts must not be compromised.”

The clarification by the Charity was followed by a statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in which it said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration was refused on December 25 and the reason for the same was because it did not meet the necessary conditions and rules under the FCRA 2010 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules 2011. The Union Home Ministry also added that they have not received any request or revision application for the review of the refusal or for a renewal. The ministry further added and clarified that the SBI (State Bank of India) has informed that MoC itself sent a request to SBI to freeze its accounts.

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