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‘Stop attacking NGOs’: UN rapporteurs tell India over Amnesty probe

Three Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations have written to the Indian government regarding the crackdown on non-governmental organisation (NGO) Amnesty International India, urging it to stop alleged attacks against human rights NGOs under the disguise of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

Amnesty had in September stopped all its ongoing campaigns and research works in India following a freeze on its bank accounts by the government, which, the letter said, Amnesty is planning to challenge by filing a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court….

Stating it had previously considered the FCRA to be incompatible with international human rights standard, the letter said, “the application of the FCRA to human rights organizations creates a stigmatizing and chilling effect on the legitimate work these organizations do.”…

https://thefederal.com/news/stop-attacking-ngos-un-rapporteurs-tell-india-over-amnesty-probe/