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Jharkhand Government to cancel license of seven Missionaries of Charity shelter homes

Seven children home run by the Catholic Saint Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi will have their license to operate cancelled as the shelter homes did not follow the set norms.

An official of the Social Welfare Department told GoaChronicle.com that the department had accepted the proposal of the Ranchi Deputy Commissioner recommending cancellation of the license of seven children’s home run by Missionaries of Charity and will cancel the licenses.

A notification for the cancellation of the licenses is to be issued shortly.

“In review of the seven children, one had no building, another was not following the guidelines prescribed under the Juvenile Justice Act. The third home kept 43 children in two rooms and the address of another was found wrong. The fifth home’s licence expired, while some discrepancies were detected in other two homes,” said the official.

Two other institutions, Asha Sansthan and Kishori Niketan, have been given three months to improve their functioning.

The Missionaries of Charity came under the scanner after a controversy erupted in June over “selling” of four babies. A sister and an employee of the Missionaries of Charity were arrested on charges of selling the newborns to a childless couple and even admitted to committing the crime.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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