Former bureaucrat EAS Sarma has sought the de-registration of the BJP and the Congress for violation the FCRA by accepting donations from foreign sources.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled Indira Jaising's NGO's FCRA registration permanently, thereby barring the organisation from receiving foreign funds.
India's refusal to renew foreign funding licences of 25 charities is a violation of their right to freedom of association, and appears to be a move to quell criticism, two rights groups said on Tuesday
The ‘Open Letter’ of Zakir Naik to the Indian Muslims as well as the government has reopened opinions on the controversial Salafi Islamist preacher.
In his 'Open Letter to Indians', released Saturday morning, radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik positions himself as the ‘biggest name and most popular figure of the (Indian Muslim) community’ and portrays the government action against him as an attack on the community.
Controversial preacher Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation has been banned from receiving foreign funds directly and the Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it before releasing any money to the NGO.
A departmental inquiry has been instituted by the Home Ministry into the issue of renewal of the FCRA licence of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's NGO which led to suspension of four officials.
On Thursday night, four officials of the Home Ministry were suspended for allegedly facilitating the renewal of FCRA licence of an NGO promoted by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, against whom several probes are going on.
The FCRA has any legitimate uses, but it can also be a tool to intimidate and stifle NGOs in India like Amnesty that don't toe the government line
Amnesty International's request to set up office in India for operations in South Asia is likely to get rejected.
Zakir Naik has not only misguided the Indian Muslim youth and misinterpreted the Islamic rulings but also brazenly violated the Indian law.
Accounts of Zakir Naik's IRF are being checked to find for what purpose the funds were sent from abroad and for what purpose the funds were utilised.
The cancellation of FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) registration of Sabrang Trust is big blow to Teesta Setalvad and her secularist patrons and followers, both inside and outside of the country.
A suspended home ministry official Anand Joshi, arrested in a graft case, was on Tuesday granted bail by a court here.
Punitive action against lawyer Indira Jaising's NGO Lawyers Collective shows the "intolerant" attitude of the government towards those championing people's causes, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Thursday.
Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Indira Jaising’s NGO, Lawyers Collective (LC) was served a notice suspending its FCRA registration for six months on Monday by the Home Minstry. It has barred the association from receiving any foreign funds.
The lesson that needs to be learnt from Uttarakhand is for political parties to mend their ways of working. Unless that happens, not only the legislature but the entire architecture of democracy will be destroyed.
After the CBI recovered the stolen files from Home Ministry official Anand Joshi, the concerned official has apparently gone missing.
There have been suggestions that NGOs be brought under RTI to ensure transparency and accountability but the Joshi case proves there is too much animosity.
Joshi, who held the rank of Undersecretary, stole documents relating to noted activist Teesta Setalvad's NGO, Sabrang Trust.