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Sunanda K Datta-Ray: When all roads lead to Rome

Seeing social service as the highest good and as an end in itself, people forced Mother Teresa into a straitjacket. Now, they are not averse to making the most of her eminence

Sunanda K Datta-Ray 

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Yogi Adityanath is not the official voice of the Bharatiya Janata Party. But the rumbustious Gorakhpur member of Parliament does reflect the suspicions of others in the saffron brigade and outside when he says, "Mother Teresa was part of a conspiracy to convert Hindus to Christianity""and blames her for the Northeast's secessionist movements.

I remember Father Picachy - His Eminence Lawrence, Cardinal Picachy to the world - lamenting that despite her Indian citizenship, the government refused to let her visit Arunachal Pradesh where churches were being burned. Rebuffed, ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 21:38 IST