The Intelligence Bureau has advised the government to cancel the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of Greenpeace, re-assess its tax compliance and place all its international affiliates on a home ministry watch list.
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) report is a follow up to its earlier report where it had identified Greenpeace as a “threat to national economic security”. The new dossier, submitted to the government on June 9, alleges that Greenpeace India has solicited local funding in the country only to limit criticism. It is appealing for such contributions for its “crowd sourcing model to mask its sources of funding”.
“In the light of the above, Greenpeace India’s FCRA registration may require to be canceled, its tax compliance re-assessed and all of (its) international affiliates be placed on the prior category list of foreign donors,” the report notes.
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
Greenpeace has denied the accusations. Bharti Sinha, communications director of the organisation, told The Indian Express that they “follow complete transparency in financial dealings … (Greenpeace) publishes annual reports even though it is not legally required to”.
She also said, “We have expressed our willingness to engage with the government or any of its agencies if they have any questions. So far, we have received no communication from any government department or agency.”
Among other things, the IB report to the Prime Minister alleges that Greenpeace is also allied with a US-based anti-coal lobby group, Sierra Club, in its attempts to eliminate fossil fuel in India’s energy mix to be replaced with solar energy.
“Both have urged the US Trade Representative to drop its WTO complaint against India on domestic sourcing of solar panel and cells.”
It has also alleged that Greenpeace had formed a team called the “Moily Response Team” named after former Union environment minister Veerappa Moily to take swift actions against decisions taken by his ministry for clearances of 70 projects worth over Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
Contending that Greenpeace is at the forefront of agitations against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant (JNPP) in Maharashtra since March 2011, the IB said the NGO had “written letters to eight European banks not to provide financial help to support JNPP”.