Home Ministry orders investigation into ‘Possible’ Foreign Donation Violation By Amnesty


NEW DELHI: In context of Amnesty controversy, ABVP members raised the anti India slogans on Tuesday at an event organized by the Amnesty International group in Bengaluru.

The Home Ministry has ordered an investigation into the financial support of the non-governmental organisation for "possible" violation of foreign funding rules.

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“The probe is being carried out under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) to find whether there was any violation of the laws by the India chapter of Amnesty International”, a Home Ministry official said.

Under the FCRA, the NGO has not been registered. But the application for registration under the law is now under serious scrutiny following the Bengaluru event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised during a discussion on Kashmir on Saturday.

The case has been filed against NGO under sections of the Indian Penal Code including sedition by Bengaluru Police.

“The probe will see whether the India chapter of Amnesty International has received foreign funds and if so under what laws, other sources of funding, it expenses and patterns of expenses”, the official said.

Students of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) alleged that none of its employees shouted any anti-India slogans.

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