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Albania has asked for Mother Teresa's mortal remains but India has refused , saying tht she was very much an Indian citizen.Why all this fuss over the mortal remains of a dead person?

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Asked by HEMANT MEHTA, 14 Oct '09 03:01 pm
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The mortal remains should be shipped to Albania.
We are living in a country which fights for the Kohinoor to be shipped from England to India, although in England 1000 times the number will see it in the Tower of London and admire the riches of India. Just because it was discovered in India and many Kings in India wore it...
We are living in a country wherein even a teaspoon used by Gandhi in S Africa or items that admiring Englishmen or others have collected is being requested to be bought and brought back to this country....
We are living in a country, wherein, even when the person of Indian origin left many generations ago (V S Naipaul) or did his full term and research in the US, (V.Ramakrishnan, H.Khorana and S.Chandrashekhar) we keep baying that they are afterall, Indians, and much after their death, wish for their everlasting Indian identity...
Even in other fields, we are quick to point to any Indian blood that has done well outside, like Kalpana Chawla or Sunita Williams ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 15 Oct '09 10:30 pm

 
  
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While we are all grateful to Mother Teressa for all that she has done it should always remember that she concentrated her efforts on India not because of Indians but taking us all as citizens of the world. Her selecltion of a workplace cannot and should not make her lose her citizenship of her nativie country. The Albanians would be thankful to us for all that we did for the Mother,extending her all facilities and helping her to the extent we could.Buit to deny the Albanians the opportunity to carry her remains to their country and give a resting place of their daughter is not correct.Of course Albania is a small country and could do little about it.However, the glorious tradition of our country from ancient times is to honour the dead ,may be he/she was a soldier of the enemy forces, and permit the enemy to attend and perform his funeral or even take the body back for burial to their own country. When I hear that thebodies of nine terrorists who were responsible for the 26/11 atta ...more
Answered by radhikamruta, 14 Oct '09 05:32 pm

 
  
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Anything becomes a fuss when quite unreasonable demands are made. Albania has done that. China objects Indian Prime Minister visiting Arunachal Pradesh, an integral part of India. Another nonsense. Is this too a fuss? All fuss will vanish when India shakes of the gentle Hindutwa philosophy and become a mighty nation proportional to her ability and resources. Jai Hind.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 14 Oct '09 05:11 pm

 
  
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Mother Theresa's life long work in India, will never be forgotten.Her remains lie in the very compound, of the house she worked from, at Kalighat, Calcutta.
It would be an act of graciousness by India,, if it is possible to send her remains to her Janmabhoomi.
Her presence in India will not be diminished by this act. Besides, we will gain the goodwill of the country of her birth.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 14 Oct '09 11:19 pm

 
  
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Dear Hemant, it is not jus a fuss but over all if you see Mother 's life, she dedicated her entire life to the entire for the welfare of Indian people. mainly Kolkata. She set up an orphange home and through this she helped the poorest of the poor, moreover, she is and rightly so is albenian by birth but she lived a long life in India mainly Kolkata supporting and helping the down trodden . So, i think it is not a mistake on our part to refuse the mortals of Mother Teresa, she is very much an Indian only. Moreover, if she left any will and said that her mortals should be handed over to albanian , then it may be ok but i think she has not said so and hence i think by refusing to hand over the mortals , indian government did not done any thing injustice . Moreover the last but not the least, we are very much emotional people and who ever love us we do everything for her / him and it also applicable to Mother Teresa.
Answered by Gopal, 14 Oct '09 05:07 pm

 
  
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Even though she was born n brought up there she chosed India as her field of activities n accepted Indian citizenship.So,Albania has nothing to do with her.Therefore,India has rightly refused.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 14 Oct '09 04:14 pm

 
  
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She was albaniam by birth
Answered by iqbal seth, 14 Oct '09 04:11 pm

 
  
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