news Monday, May 18, 2015 - 05:30
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government after a petition was filed by Greenpeace India over suspension of its registration. The court has asked the Centre if it can allow the organisation to use its funds for day-to-day operations and for payment of salaries according to a report by India Today. The organisation had earlier said that they were looking at an “imminent” closure after the Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) for six months.  The government had said that the organisation was “prejudicially” affecting the country’s social and economic interests. Also Read: Seven reasons listed out by MHA for freezing accounts of Greenpeace India In a statement, the Executive Director of Greenpeace India Samit Aich has said that the organisation believed it had a “strong case” and that the MHA had acted in an “arbitrary and unconstitutional manner.” “Freezing both our national and international bank accounts is beyond the scope of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act and the jurisdiction of the MHA,” he added. The writ petition is scheduled to be heard on May 26 and the organisation was asked by the court today to state its functioning expenditure until August. Greenpeace has confirmed that they are in the process of getting the information together and will provide it immediately.   Read more at: Greenpeace funding row: Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre    

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