On September 4, the nation celebrated when Mother Teresa was declared a ‘saint’ by Pope Francis.
However, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju questioned the actions of Mother Teresa and called her a ‘semi educated fundamentalist, fanatic and fraud’.
In his facebook post, Katju said that in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech she asserted before a dumbfounded audience that ‘ abortion was the greatest destroyer of world peace ‘. “One’s mind boggles to understand the connection between abortion and world peace,” he wrote.
He cited various accounts and investigative reports into the functioning of Mother Teresa’s organization and asserted that she had taken money from a number of questionable donors.
“She was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been—she preferred California clinics when she got sick herself—and her order always refused to publish any audit. But we have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order,” he wrote.
His post didn’t go well down with social media readers and many attacked him.
He justified it and said he was just speaking the truth.