India's parliament disrupted over Mother Teresa remarks

February 26, 2015 9:55 AM

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India's parliament disrupted over Mother Teresa remarks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's upper house of parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday after opposition members denounced comments by the leader of a Hindu group who said Roman Catholic missionary Mother Teresa had tried to convert people to Christianity.

Religious conversion has become a highly emotive issue in India recently, with debate whipped up by some supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who see multi-faith Indian as a Hindu-first nation.

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