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India cancels Greenpeace India's FCRA licence

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posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Stating that Greenpeace India has “continued to violate FCRA norms”, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the registration of the NGO under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

Govt. has been cracking down on NGO's ever since it came to power. Until now it has cracked down on nearly 20000+ NGO's.

India is no exception,Russia had earlier arrested and imprisoned 30 Greenpeace activists for preventing oil drilling in Arctic waters. New Zealand decided to revoke the charity status of Greenpeace because its activists routinely trespassed on private property. In the past few years, Indonesia has also detained, deported or simply refused entry to numerous Greenpeace activists who were campaigning against its palm-oil industry, including Greenpeace UK’s executive director.

As in most developing countries, big development projects in India are fraught with problems thrown up by displacement, land acquisition, conflicts with locals and tribes, compensation, permits and bureaucracy. Greenpeace does nothing but often exploits and exacerbates these difficulties. Rather than trying to open up the debate, win the argument and rally the Indian masses to its cause, Greenpeace merely pretends to act on behalf of blighted locals.

edit on 4-9-2015 by maddy21 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 10:18 AM
a reply to: maddy21

I worked for GreenPeace for about two weeks. It's all about money. They are not immune to corporate incentives and pressures. They are nothing but controlled opposition that could care less about the passions of their members or the heart felt work of their activists.

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