October 02, 2020 4:52 am
Earlier on Thursday, a senior US State Department official told journalists in Washington DC that Amnesty International shutting down its operations in India, after its bank accounts were frozen, “has received attention at the highest levels” in the US government.
October 01, 2020 4:44 am
While the British government, like the EU, raised the issue through diplomatic channels, the USCIRF —a consultative body to the US Congress — expressed concern at the reports.
September 30, 2020 2:24 am
Amnesty called the freezing of accounts “akin to freezing dissent” and said the action was “the latest in the incessant witch-hunt of human rights organizations”, leaving them unable to carry on with campaign and research work in India.
September 24, 2020 2:17 am
The complaint was filed by Purnesh Modi, who represents Surat City (West) in Gujarat Assembly, in July this year. Purnesh is also president of the Samast Gujarati Modhvanik Samaj.