How India Cracked Down on Greenpeace
The Indian government has cancelled Greenpeace India Society’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), which would stop the non-government organisation (NGO) from receiving any funds from abroad.
For months now, the Narendra Modi government has been coming down hard on foreign-funded NGOs in India. Between April and June this year, the government revoked the licences of some 13,000 NGOs, and even placed the Ford Foundation on a watch list. The move evoked a rare rebuke from the US ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, who warned of the “potentially chilling effects of these regulatory steps.” Details