The Union Government, blocked the foreign funds flowing into the various accounts of Greenpeace NGO and also suspended their license for 6 Months, after the Intelligence Bureau’s report that the NGO had not informed authorities about some foreign funds they had received. The government also froze all the 7 of the NGO’s accounts.
A notice has been issued to Greenpeace NGO, to justify why their license should not be Permanently Cancelled. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that, if they do not receive a convincing answer, Greenpeace’s License will be cancelled permanently with immediate effect.
In a reply to this, Greenpeace India, said that it will not be cowed down by a Campaign against Dissent and that they are seeking legal counsel over the issue.
The Reasons for Blocking Foreign Funds & 6 month License suspension:
- The NGO had not informed the authorities about certain foreign funds it had received recently.
- The NGO has also been accused of preventing Economic Growth in India, by protesting against mining, power plant projects, etc. (eg. Greenpeace India, initiated and organized a protest against a coal mining project at Mahan forests in Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh, on February 27th 2014.)
- Security Agencies have also reported that around 200 Foreign Doners have used Greenpeace India’s donation gateway for Money Laundering.