Gujarat-based activists and civil society organisation representatives on Wednesday condemned the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report that has sent ripples among the social workers after the allegations that some NGOs are stalling India’s economic growth.
Representing several state-based NGOs, activists like Mallika Sarabhai, senior journalist Prakash Shah, Saroop Dhruv and Father Jimmy C Dabhi said that they would mull over taking “legal recourse” in this regard.
Citing the recent legal notice sent by Uday Kumar, an anti-nuclear activist, to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) demanding disciplinary action after the IB report surfaced, with well-known NGO PUCL also looking at a legal recourse soon, Sarabhai said, “We are watching our colleagues who have taken legal recourse by filing legal suits and we might pursue this matter through legal framework and also by speaking about it on public forums.
Many of the NGOs named include some that are working since 30-40 years and even the Supreme Court has taken advice of NGOs at various times. The RSS is an NGO and one of the biggest organisations in the country that gets the maximum foreign funding, so this shows that only a few NGOs are being targeted,” said Sarabhai.
Of the 22 NGOs and donor agencies named in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report submitted to the government earlier this month, only 11 are registered with the Home Ministry under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), and have been submitting reports of foreign contributions received by them over the years. “We oppose the use of the term ‘foreign’ to describe credible activists of the country. We consider it a gimmick to facilitate the real ‘foreign’ interest,” said Father Jimmy C Dabhi, Director of Research at Human Development & Research Centre.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More
The meeting was part of a nationwide signature campaign launched by social acivists.