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Union government revokes FCRA licenses of five prominent NGOs over charges including illegal religious conversions

On 30th March, the Ministry of Home Affairs cancelled the Foreign Contribution Registration Act (FCRA) licence of five prominent non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Religious hatred, conversion and illegal foreign funding: FCRA license of Tamil Nadu based Christian missionary group Jesus Redeems suspended

'Jesus Redeems' is a registered Christian religious organisation operating in Tamil Nadu under the Indian Trusts Act of 1882.

MHA cancels FCRA registration of Delhi-based think tank Centre for Policy Research

"The FCRA has been cancelled via order received on January 10" and the institution will weigh its options to seek justice," Yamini Aiyar, President, CPR said while speaking to ANI.

‘Registration not enough, MHA clearance mandatory to receive foreign funds: Karnataka HC rejects plea of NGO seeking release of funds from ‘Dan Church Aid’

Karnataka High Court ruled that NGOs receiving foreign funding will always be a subject of approval by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs

Centre for Policy Research, run by daughter of Mani Shankar Aiyar, cries foul after govt withdraws its tax exemption status

"In response to the current order withdrawing our tax exemption status, CPR will be seeking &avenues of recourse that are available," it said.

‘The Other Media’ NGO that organised protests against Vedanta Sterlite plant under scanner: Home Ministry tells Rajya Sabha

In case violations of provisions of the FCRA, 2010 are found, the certificate of FCRA registration of the association may be cancelled under Section 14 of the Act,” the reply stated.

MHA recommends a CBI inquiry against Harsh Mander’s ‘NGO’ Aman Biradari for FCRA violations

The MHA has recommended a CBI inquiry into Harsh Mander run 'Aman Biradari' for FCRA violations.

FCRA licence of Centre for Policy Research suspended amidst income tax probe: reports

Notably, the FCRA licence of Oxfam India was revoked in January last year as the trust did not apply for renewal of the licence, as said by the Ministry of Home Affairs back then.

Australian Sikh Association demands AUD 40000 back from UK’s Khalsa Aid, says money was never used for charity work in India

"It has been brought to the Australian Sikh Association's attention that Khalsa Aid UK has never applied for FCRA to send funds to Punjab from the UK."

Former Judges paint a grim picture of Judiciary with their misplaced, misdirected political rants: Problem with what ex-judge Gopala Gowda said

On 7th of January, former Supreme Court Judge Justice V Gopala Gowda made incendiary, misplaced and daft political statements

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