Amnesty’s Foreign funds blocked by MHA for four times


The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has rejected to give permission to Amnesty International India to get the foreign funds through the “prior-permission” category.

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Currently, human rights organization is facing sedition charges which is not registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

A senior Home Ministry official said that Amnesty International India had enlisted itself as non-benefit association for the sake of Amnesty International South Asia Foundation on May 8, 2015, and had looked for authorization to open a territorial base camp in Delhi.

The Hindu had reported that the Home Ministry was unrealistic to give them the thumbs up for the local central command.

On December 19, 2000, Amnesty India was allowed authorization surprisingly to bring £1,30,629 and again on November 14, 2003, £2,21,428 under earlier consent class.

The Ministry again allowed authorization to the human rights association to get Rs. 54,40,000 on July 14, 2009, and it got remote assets of Rs. 1,69,59,226 on March 28, 2012.

Be that as it may, Amnesty India's applications on March 29, 2010 to permit it to get Rs. 32,72,000 and on November 2, 2012, for Rs. 1,69,59,226 was rejected by the Ministry.

Two other such applications for getting of Rs. 2,65,76,204 and Rs. 80,00,000 were likewise dismisses on November 9, 2012, and March 19, 2013 individually.

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