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Govt cancels Greenpeace India’s FCRA licence

04, Sep 2015
#peacemap #unconstitutional-state-actions

New Delhi, Sep 3, 2015, (PTI):
In yet another crackdown on NGOs, government today cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country’s economic growth.
The Greenpeace India’s registration has been cancelled under Section 13 of the FCRA, a senior Home Ministry official told PTI tonight.
The decision would mean that the NGO will not be able to receive from abroad the funds, which are upto 30 per cent of its overall cost of operations.
The Home Ministry is likely to inform the Delhi High Court about its decision tomorrow when a case related to curbs on Greenpeace India comes up. Greenpeace India has about 340 people working with it.
Greenpeace India termed the government action as an attempt to “silence campaigns” and said it will not be deterred.


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