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Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, has ceased operations in India

Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, has ceased operations in India. 

Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, has ceased operations in India. The central government had frozen the organization’s bank accounts. The decision was made in protest. Authorities say they have been cracking down for two years and that the accounts of the organization’s Indian branch have been completely frozen. Amnesty International, therefore, said that all work and research activities of the organization were being stopped and that the central government’s action was based on baseless allegations.Amnesty-India

The Center cites reasons such as illegal receipt of funds from abroad and non-registration under the Foreign Contribution Registration Act. Amnesty has criticized the central government for violating its rights in the wake of the Delhi riots and the repeal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Avinash Kumar, executive director of the Enforcement Directorate, said in a statement that the staff had been sent back as the accounts were frozen and the Center could not tolerate the harassment and the Enforcement Directorate was on the hunt.

Amnesty International India
Amnesty International India

The Center cites reasons such as illegal receipt of funds from abroad and non-registration under the Foreign Contribution Registration Act. Amnesty has criticized the central government for violating its rights in the wake of the Delhi riots and the repeal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

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