Modi's crush-western-NGO campaign begins

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  1. tarunraju

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    How is modi gov going to do it .well can they have law , such laws would be challenged courts.

    Also its an IB reort wich deosnot have a proof that would stand in court of law
     
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    The report says that Greenpeace violated regulations. It can face derecognition under the companies/societies act, and that would be perfectly tenable in a court of law.
     
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    Karne se hoga.

    Magsaysay awards, Ford Foundation etc. already donates on the basis of performance, why shouldn't a PPP body not give monies on the basis of performance ?

    Survival of the fittest.

    PS: IAS guys make much more money than State police guys, and by much more I mean probably 100x more.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I found the Greenpeace executive director evading the issue of having scrutiny of foreign funding.

    And avoiding answering the queries of the ex RAW chap, RSN Singh or whatever.
     
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    IB to govt: Cancel Greenpeace India’s FCRA registration

    Written by Priyadarshi Siddhanta | New Delhi | June 19, 2014 9:29 am
    SUMMARY
    In a report, the agency has said that Greenpeace has solicited funding in India only to limit criticism and is seeking funds through the crowd-sourcing model.


    The Intelligence Bureau has advised the government to cancel the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of Greenpeace, re-assess its tax compliance and place all its international affiliates on a home ministry watch list.

    The Intelligence Bureau (IB) report is a follow up to its earlier report where it had identified Greenpeace as a “threat to national economic security”. The new dossier, submitted to the government on June 9, alleges that Greenpeace India has solicited local funding in the country only to limit criticism. It is appealing for such contributions for its “crowd sourcing model to mask its sources of funding”.

    “In the light of the above, Greenpeace India’s FCRA registration may require to be canceled, its tax compliance re-assessed and all of (its) international affiliates be placed on the prior category list of foreign donors,” the report notes.

    Greenpeace has denied the accusations. Bharti Sinha, communications director of the organisation, told The Indian Express that they “follow complete transparency in financial dealings … (Greenpeace) publishes annual reports even though it is not legally required to”.

    She also said, “We have expressed our willingness to engage with the government or any of its agencies if they have any questions. So far, we have received no communication from any government department or agency.”

    Among other things, the IB report to the Prime Minister alleges that Greenpeace is also allied with a US-based anti-coal lobby group, Sierra Club, in its attempts to eliminate fossil fuel in India’s energy mix to be replaced with solar energy.

    “Both have urged the US Trade Representative to drop its WTO complaint against India on domestic sourcing of solar panel and cells.”

    It has also alleged that Greenpeace had formed a team called the “Moily Response Team” named after former Union environment minister Veerappa Moily to take swift actions against decisions taken by his ministry for clearances of 70 projects worth over Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

    Contending that Greenpeace is at the forefront of agitations against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant (JNPP) in Maharashtra since March 2011, the IB said the NGO had “written letters to eight European banks not to provide financial help to support JNPP”.
    IB to govt: Cancel Greenpeace India’s FCRA registration | The Indian Express
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    It seems everyone hates the poor old Veerappan Moily.

    They must be loving Jairam Ramesh and good old Natarajan,
     
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    British academic denied entry into India - The Hindu

    Dr. Penny Vera-Sanso was to attend meet on ageing in Hyderabad

    A British academic, who has published widely on gender relations in urban and rural India and on the impact of liberalisation and global economy on livelihoods, was turned away at the Hyderabad airport on June 8.

    This was confirmed by the Communications Manager of Birkbeck, University of London, in an emailed response to The Hindu. “We can confirm that Dr. Penny Vera-Sanso, Principal Investigator for research projects on poverty and ageing in India, at Birkbeck, University of London, was turned away at the Hyderabad airport early on Sunday morning, June 8.”

    She had been invited to attend the 12th Global Conference on Ageing — organised by the International Federation of Ageing — in Hyderabad between June 10 and June 13. “She was refused entry by immigration officials without explanation. She was travelling with a valid passport and visa issued to her for the purpose of developing further research on ageing with India’s academic community, last used for a visit to India in March 2014.”

    She had participated in the fifth national convention of the Right to Food Campaign that was organised in Gujarat from March 1 to 3 and mounted her exhibition in Sanand and Ahmedabad.

    Dr. Vera-Sanso has been involved in research in India since 1990. According to the official statement from Birkbeck, she also met an official of the Indian High Commission in London on her return but was not told why she was denied entry into India.

    Though there was no official confirmation about the reason for her being denied entry, Dr. Vera-Sanso has apparently been given to understand that it had something to do with her Gujarat visit. Also, she has been told that she would not be allowed to enter the country for another two years and she should now apply only in April 2016.


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    Is she affiliated to NGO's
     
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    From her academic page :
    Penny Vera-Sanso — Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

    Penny is Principal Investigator of the RCUK funded international, multidisciplinary projects 'Ageing, Poverty and Neoliberalism in Urban South India' , 2007-10, (RES-352-25-0027), and the follow up project 'Ageing and Poverty: the working lives of older people in India' , 2012-13, (ES/J020788/1). She is a member of the Policy Advisory Group, Women's Budget Group. Penny has published widely on gender relations in urban and rural India and on the impact of liberalisation and the global economy on livelihoods and gender and generational relations in low-income households.


    Penny was awarded a major RCUK funded grant 'Ageing, Poverty and Neoliberalism in Urban South India' , 2007-10, (RES-352-25-0027), and on the basis of the project's impact, rated as 'Very Good', was an early awardee of an innovative ESRC Follow-on Funding/impact grant 'Ageing and Poverty: the working lives of older people in India' , 2012-13, (ES/J020788/1).



     
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    Reading on Twitter that she has been barred from entering as per a rule introduced under UPA-II in 2010 that a person may not re-enter India within a period of 2 months.
     
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    Why the email to HINDU?

    Ah ofcourse one can connect the dots!
     
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    GOVT BANS DIRECT FOREIGN FUNDING OF NGOS

    Voluntary organisations will now have to fulfil stringent regulatory norms and show compliance reports

    The Centre has banned direct foreign funding to NGOs operating in India unless they fulfil stringent regulatory norms and show compliance reports. This is seen as the beginning of a process to block flow of foreign aid to NGOs, which, it perceives, are engaged in stalling developmental activities in the country. As per this exercise, the Centre has cracked down on NGO Greenpeace and placed on its radars thousands of other voluntary organisations receiving foreign aid.

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Reserve Bank of India to take prior permission of the Home Ministry’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Department before clearing any foreign aid to Greenpeace from Greenpeace International and Climate Works. This directive issued on June 13, will put on hold direct funding of this controversial NGO from abroad since each transaction has to be cleared on a case-to-case basis by the RBI.

    Greenpeace International and Climate Works Foundation are the two principal international contributors to Greenpeace India Society. The RBI has been asked to direct all banks on this order. Foreign donations to the Greenpeace have been put on “prior category” list so that permission is taken before any money flows in for funding its activities.

    In an attempt to tighten the noose around other similar NGOs, the MHA has directed that in addition to FCRA clearance, they will also have to inform the RBI in detail about the nature of foreign funds and its usage. “This has been done to streamline the foreign funding process of NGOs after some deficiencies were discovered during course of scrutiny,” said an MHA official.

    This instruction has come after the Intelligence Bureau filed a report to the Government putting a question mark on the role of certain NGOs, especially Greenpeace International. Though there are over two lakh NGOs working in India, this directive will affect roughly 40,000 groups.

    This is not the first time a Government is making an attempt to choke foreign funding of NGOs. The UPA Government repealed the old Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in 2010 with more stringent provisions. In fact former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his tenure in 2012 too had blamed US-backed NGOs for blocking development work in India.

    “There are NGOs, often funded from the United States and the Scandinavian countries, which are not fully appreciative of the development challenges that our country faces,” Singh had said when he faced stiff opposition by NGOs for genetically modified crops in India and civil Nuclear plant at Koodankulam.

    The IB report had also recommended cancellation of permission given to Greenpeace for collecting funds abroad besides reassessment of its tax compliance.

    The report has also listed another 12 foreign nationals who have been associated with some NGOs in their campaign against coal mines, power projects and Nuclear power plants.

    The Greenpeace has rubbished the IB report and claimed that the organisation has committed no irregularities. The IB report has prompted anti-Nuclear activist SP Udayakumar to send a legal notice to the Union Home Ministry seeking action against a Joint Director of IB for allegedly defaming him by leaking the secret IB report.

    Till May 2013, Council for Advancement of People`s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - which works in close coordination with rural NGOs - had blacklisted 886 such entities on various counts including submission of forged documents, misappropriation of funds and improper execution of work orders.

    Govt bans direct foreign funding of NGOs
     
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    India’s intelligence agency targets Prince Charles’ advisor in a war on green groups

    NEW DELHI — India’s intelligence agency has targeted an advisor to the Prince of Wales as well as British environmental activists in a campaign against foreign groups that it claims are a threat to its economy.

    The Indian government last week banned direct foreign funding of local campaign groups after a report by its Intelligence Bureau cautioning that organizations funded by Greenpeace and other international institutions were growing throughout the country and “spawning” mass movements that would pose a “significant threat to national economic security”.

    The decision was disclosed after the Indian government indicated it was ready to exploit further its large coal reserves and asserted its right to increase carbon emissions for economic development.

    India was the world’s fastest growing carbon gas emitter in 2012, but has rejected calls to reduce emissions as unfair. Its ministers say Western economies were to blame for polluting the atmosphere during their industrialization and that India’s own development cannot be held back to meet new targets.

    Prakash Javadekar, the environment minister, said India had a “right to grow” and that it could not address climate change until it had eradicated poverty.

    According to the Intelligence Bureau report, Greenpeace and other environmentalist groups have stalled the development of new coal mines, challenged its plans for more coal-fired power stations, and delayed other vital infrastructure projects in campaigns which had reduced India’s GDP growth by up to 3?per cent.

    Much of their work, the report said, has been funded by the US-based Centre for Media and Democracy, which it described as a Democratic Party-oriented group supported by liberals like George Soros and “multiple far-Left foundations”.

    The report, which was leaked last week, singled out Dr. Vandana Shiva, an Indian scientist who advises Prince Charles on sustainable agriculture.

    She has been his long-term collaborator on organic farming since they participated in the Reith Lectures in 2000. He is said to find her inspiring and keeps a bust of her at his Highgrove home.

    During his visit to India last November, the Prince visited her organic farm in Dehra Dun to highlight her campaign against the use of genetically modified seeds. Dr Shiva has blamed the high cost of GM cotton seeds for the suicides of 284,000 indebted farmers since 1995.

    According to the Intelligence Bureau report, “six NGOs, including Greenpeace, are at the forefront of anti-GMO activism in India” and the movement “was initiated in 2003 by Vandana Shiva”. It also emphasises her role as a consultant to Greenpeace Australia and her group, Navdanya, as a recipient of foreign aid.

    Other “anti-developmental activities” highlighted in the report included Greenpeace plans for “crop circle” protests against the cultivation of genetically modified soya and corn. The group had planned to capture the demonstrations on Google Earth, the report said.

    The report named four Britons among 12 foreign activists that it said were planning to organise protests against coal-fired power stations and had been involved in upgrading Greenpeace India’s computer security systems. It discussed the work of Matt Philips, a British energy analyst, and cited a claim by Pakistan’s former intelligence chief that Mr Philips’s previous employer, Save the Children, was linked to the CIA.

    Two other British activists, Fiona Stewart and Emma Gibson, had visited Greenpeace’s headquarters in Bangalore in January and “upgraded its communications systems and installed sophisticated and encrypted software in its computers”, the report said.
    Dr. Vandana Shiva called the report an “attack on civil society”, which she said she would defend. She said it was “biased” in favour of the foreign companies that she blames for farmers’ debts and suicides. “They’re not allergic to foreign funding for defence or railways but only foreign funding to build civil society”, she said.

    Greenpeace India said the report was a “malicious” attempt to speed up environmental clearances for coal and nuclear power projects and a “concerted effort by parties with a vested interest to ensure elimination of any opposition”.

    India’s intelligence agency targets Prince Charles’ advisor in a war on green groups
     
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    Why are NGOs averse to to fulfil stringent regulatory norms and show compliance reports if they are clean and above board?
     
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    Do you really have trust on Indian officials? :laugh: Foreign NGOs will just wave Dollar or euros and Indian officers will be yes boss. :laugh:
     
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    Watch Sreeniwasan Jain the snoop gate troll ....oh.... expert, at truth vs hype NDTV propaganda program, telling the audience how IB's report on NGO can be far away from reality.

    WOW...just look at the connections.

    Foreign vested interests ------>NGO----> facilitated by UPA----->IB curbed -----> Media extensively used to tarnish the credibility of IB ----->downfall of economy allowed to happen.


    UPA gone----->IB liberated------>NGOs being put on their place.


    What left to rescue NGOs from above chain ?

    Media

    Which Media house?

    Keep your eyes open and follow them both Hindi and English, keep this thread updated and find out your self. The one I already pointed out. Even the program is still not telecast but the intros are already dominating how IB can be far from reality and simplistic about their research on NGOs.
     
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    http://www.mediacrooks.com/2014/06/ngo-funding-agitation-technology-part-3.html
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    http://www.mediacrooks.com/2014/06/ngo-funding-agitation-technology-part-4.html
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    Tainted? Run to NDTV!Prannoy Roydid a suck-up interview of Pachauri and gave him “character certificates”.
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    today night ndtv's srinivasan will give "clean certificates" to "greenpeace"! Later they will get "
    brokerage price"!
     
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    SC gives CBI three-month deadline to get details on NGOs I-T returns

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three months time to the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) to provide information related to filing of Income Tax returns by the NGOs registered in the country.

    The apex court gave the three-month deadline to CBI to gather details on whether the listed NGOs had filed their I-T returns.

    Cracking the whip on the NGOs, the Ministry of Home Affairs had last month put hold on the direct funding from abroad.

    The step was taken by the ministry on the recommendation of Intelligence Bureau.

    The NGOs are now also obligated to inform the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in advance if they receive any funding from abroad.
     
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    Can you change the title? This is not Modi's campaign, and it should not be known as Modi's campaign!
    The report is from UPA time, it is an Indian Government move. There is no need for DFI to add to the propaganda of the NGO's by calling it Modi's campaign
     
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    The one thing that I am extremely happy about looking at this thread and related discussions is how well we Indians have managed to unite. When I joined as a new member here, there were dozens from among our own here who would oppose, raise and even condemn the government for doing such a thing, justifying the acts of NGOs and their 'if they help so let them convert' sort of an argument.

    But very happy to see that Indians are realizing the danger of what I warned of ages ago and even happier to see a government that shares the same concern as me and the other nationalist citizens of the country.

    Secoolarism and its farce is drying up in India as we speak. And while we are at it, soon you will see that all this garb of humanity, secoolarism, liberal mindset, NGOs, charities etc have only one motive: BREAK INDIA, CONVERT INDIANS and try to make us into Philippines 2.0; USE INDIAN resources and again make west richer and more powerful.

    This is particularly a desperate move because in the West, people are dumping the church by the loads. Church attendance and therefore their control over people is at its minimal and falling. Kids dump bibles in trash cans, given by visiting pastors to primary schools in London; Americans are increasingly turning to eastern spirituality and what they term as 'paganism' for spiritual and mental comfort; Europe actually has a European Vedic and Buddhist Summit (I myself never knew of it), thousands are either becoming atheist or simply leaving their religion.

    Desperate for followers, Church has targeted India.

    They learnt well from the failure of Mughals that control through violence will end in their destruction. Mughals were not benevolent that they couldn't convert; the truth that JNU wankers are hiding from their CBSE printed lies is that Mughals never found a solid footing anywhere except around Delhi and Agra. Rest of their so-called vast territory, they were facing wars and killings everyday. They sent their governors only to be butchered in the northeast and east and completely failed to conquer south India.


    As for the Church, the funniest thing is, even it doesn't care a rat's tail about what Jesus' message was. They just don't care. They want people to follow them so that using emotional sympathies, their affiliated corporates can usurp resources and become powerful. That's the truth.

    Japan and Korea have the same problems particularly Korea where 25% of Koreans have already been converted. They are losing out their cultural values both Buddhist and pre-Buddhist.
     
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    Check this out!
    Budget makes it easier for Govt to shut down NGOs and trusts | The Indian Express

    More in depth (x-post from brf)
     
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