Modi's crush-western-NGO campaign begins

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  1. Why so serious?

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    ED raids in the Bengaluru office of Amnesty India


    According to sources, the raids that began at 2 pm are still in progress in the Indiranagar office of the organisation.

    TNM Staff

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 18:52

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    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids at the office of the Amnesty India in Bengaluru.

    According to sources, the sleuths from ED began their raids for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates the usage of foreign contributions and donations. The raids started at around 2 pm on Thursday, on all four floors of the Amnesty India building in Indiranagar. As per preliminary information, several individuals have also had their laptops confiscated.

    Amnesty India had recently issued a statement that said that the raid on media houses was an attempt to hinder the free press. According toreports, Aakar Patel, the Executive Director of Amnesty India, in a statement said that the Income Tax Department's search on Quintillion Media Private Ltd (which runs a news website 'The Quint') and the homes of its owners, Raghav Bahl and Ritu Kapoor, indicates a clampdown on the free press.

    Rizwan Arshad, the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress President said that any institution which has been working for the restoration of human rights and raising voices against the high-handedness of the government is being raided.

    "First the government stopped their aid from international institutions and even today they have not explained why their aid was stopped and now they have been raided by the ED," further adding that the ED, the CBI and the Intelligence Bureau seems to have no other work except protecting the interests of the government.

    In 2016, the Bengaluru police filed a sedition case on Amnesty India based on a complaint filed by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for organising a programme which sought to project the human suffering of the Kashmir conflict. The police charged Amnesty India under section 124A of the IPC (Sedition—Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the government established by law). Cases were also filed on the representatives of Amnesty under sections 142,143, 147, 149 (unlawful assembly and rioting) and Section 153a (promoting enmity between groups).

    The full statement of ED has been reproduced below.

    After Amnesty international India Foundation Trust (AIIFT) was denied the permission/registration under FCRA, 2010 by MHA. They resorted to bypass the FCRA Act by floating commercial entity in the name of Amnesty International India Pvt. Ltd (AIIPL). This entity has received foreign funds through commercial route to the extent of Rs 36 crore till date. Out of the total amount of Rs 36 crore. As 10 crore was received as long term loans. This amount was immediately placed in FDs. and another Indian entity, Indians for Amnesty International Trust (IAIT) had established an overdraft facility for Rs. 14.25 crore keeping the said Rs.10.00 crore FD as collateral which means the receipt of FDI by trust only. The remaining Rs.26.00 crore was received in two other bank accounts of AIIPL as "consultancy services". The inwards remittances received by the AIIPL from overseas is in violation of FDI guidelines. In this background, searches are conducted at their Bengaluru office today and further investigation is in progress.
     
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  2. Icarus

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    India needs maturity, not laws. There are plenty of foolish, arbitrary laws under which innocent people are being punished - Tiwari was jailed for criticizing a religious figure, Abhijeet is in jail for cracking a joke on temples, etc. All these tough laws will be used by powerful politicians to settle scores with opponents. It won't benefit the common man.
     
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    IMHO, we require clarity and unity. We don't yet understand what our core values/beliefs are and what are against those values. Once those are clarified we can identify our enemies and target laws and actions accordingly.
     
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    Centre to states: Track NGOs for ‘anti-national’ activities

    Government officials said police have also been asked to track activities of NGOs engaged in protests against various “development projects” in states.
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    [​IMG]Government officials said police have also been asked to track activities of NGOs engaged in protests against various “development projects” in states.
    Following a crackdown on NGOs over alleged violations of norms related to foreign funding, the Centre has written to state governments and union territories to “monitor” the activities of such organisations that indulge in “anti-national activities”.

    The communication sent by Daniel E Richards, Joint Secretary, Home Ministry, reads: “It has come to notice that some NGOs and organisations are involved in anti-national activities… The States/UTs are requested to take urgent action and ensure that state police also monitor the activities and funding of such NGOs and other organisations.”

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    Government officials said police have also been asked to track activities of NGOs engaged in protests against various “development projects” in states.

    “A protest at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu in May led to the loss of 11 lives where the role of an NGO was suspected,” an official said. The issue of NGOs indulging in “anti-development” and “anti-national” activities will be taken up during the DGP-IGP conference in December, he said.

    “An action point emerging was for the state police to monitor funding of such NGOs,” said the Home Ministry’s note.

    In 2014, an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report had identified several foreign-funded NGOs that were “negatively impacting economic development”. Subsequently, according to Home Ministry records, the FCRA licences of more than 13,000 NGOs were cancelled, including Greenpeace, Compassion International and Ford Foundation.

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    Investigations were also launched against several top NGOs, including one set up by activist Teesta Setalvad and preacher Zakir Naik who was booked by the National Investigation Agency for “anti-national acts”.

    Last week, the Enforcement Directorate raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International in connection with a case of alleged violation of norms under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

    Also read | Govt treating rights groups like criminals, says Amnesty

    In May, Pune Police arrested several activists and raided NGOs for their alleged involvement in Bhima-Koregaon violence. Police claimed that there was a plot to kill PM Narendra Modi and later arrested activists Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves.

    In its reply to a Parliament question this year, the Government informed Rajya Sabha that the FCRA licence of 18,864 associations and institutions had been cancelled since 2011 leading to a sharp dip in foreign contribution coming to India. “NGOs received Rs 6,499 crore in 2016-17, as compared to Rs 17,773 crore in 2015-16. The amount received during 2014-15 was Rs 15,299 crore,” read the Government’s statement
     
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    Just look at the replies to the tweet, these guys hve been trolled hard with facts as well.
     
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  7. Defenceanalyst91

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    Too little too late.

    Need to do more. Evangelists r continuing their work without any problem
     
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    The Butt Hurt is evident. Keep going Modi.
     
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    Every single anti Indian lobby is either from UK or supported by them. Separatists, religious bigots to pseudo liberals.
     
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    Does anybody has count of how many NGOs were banned up until now.
    Apparently ther are 20 lakh NGOs in india right now of which only 2% file there tax return.
    We need to be quick or they'll do the deathblow to us.
     
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    Agreed. Most of the money flows through these tax evading NGOs for conversions, creating hinderances like enovironmental concerns for infrastructure projects etc. These need to be shut down.

    Now that Modi has started this project, he should see it implemented till the end.
     
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    Home Ministry has cancelled license of ~20000 NGOs since 2011. IB was asked to track illegal activities of NGOs by PM in 2013.
     
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    This is not even 1% tho are u sure they havent banned anymore
     
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    Funding of missionaries need to be tracked and shut down. Vatican needs to be warned properly.
     
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    Convert the firangs and firangis in huge volumes..
    We are already doing it..we just need to double on it...and make the money flow to India, the true center of enlightened humans
     
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    Conversion of firangis would go a lot faster if the temples had their control over donated money. Unfortunately, govt steals it.

    Anyways, funding and expansion of religious institutions like Iskon will help converting firangs.
     
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    No need to convert firangs.

    Give them weed and they will turn atheists, which is anyways happening in the west since flower power days.
     
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    Nope - convert them to Hare Krishna or whatever. Making them angry, disgruntled atheists doesn't help us one bit.

    They've been keeping brown monkeys for 300 years to help them do their dirty work. It's time we got some white monkeys of our own.

    Convert them, get them to go back to the their homelands, and start proselytising.
     
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