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Human Rights Cannot Be An Reason To Defy The Law Of The Land - MHA In Its Response To Amnesty International [READ RESPONSE]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Oct 2020 10:45pm

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The Ministry of Home Affairs responded to the Amnesty International in its statement and mentioned that Human rights can be used as an excuse for defying the law of the land. The government further elaborated that the stated NGO has adopted doubtful and uncertain ways to secure its funds for the operations. 

Amnesty International had to halt their India Operations, as the government froze all bank accounts. The government also clarified in their statement that the allegations put up by Amnesty International are exaggerated, unfortunate, and not at all true. As per the amnesty international, this move by the government was considered as an extension of their several repressive policies and sustained attack by the government over those who try to speak the truth about the government action and bring it forward. 

The government termed their statement as “unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth” and further mentioned that Amnesty International had last received the approval of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) in 19-12-2000 and since then the NGO has never got the approval from the FCRA for the past two decades by either of the successive governments, as the reason for rejection of their applications was often stated that it was not eligible as per law to get such approval. 

The government further mentions that in order to evade the FCRA regulations, Amnesty UK had remitted huge amounts of money to four of their entities registered in India under the category of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). And owing to these illicit… Continue Reading...


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