NEW DELHI – The Indian government ordered the inspections of all the centers run by Mother Teresa's charity after a nun and a worker were arrested in one of their unmarried mothers' homes to presumably sell a baby.
The arrest at the beginning of this month was followed by a complaint from an Indian couple who paid 120,000 rupees ($ 1,760) to Anima Indwar, who worked in the shelter for the homeless run by the Missionaries of Charity. Ranchi, the capital of the state of Jharkhand in the East Indies.
The police said he would investigate three other complaints.
The minister for women and children, Maneka Gandhi, has ordered that the homes of children run by charity missionaries be inspected immediately, a government statement said Monday.
Sunita Kumar, spokesperson for the Missionaries of Charity, rejected the government declaration.
Shortly after the July 5 arrest, Kumar said that the missionaries had investigated the charity, but that "it would not be a problem to sell a child, since the Missionaries of Charity have stopped giving the children up for adoption three years does" ,
Mother Teresa founded the Charity Missionary in Kolkata in 1950 and later installed hundreds of shelters to take care of some of the world's most needy people whom she called "the poorest of the poor".
He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his charitable work in 1979, and Pope Francis declared his saint last year, two decades after his death.
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