Home ministry actions fail court test3 min read 08 Jun 2015, 01:06 AM IST
Several non-profits have challenged FCRA in courts and won, indicating the Act might be getting misused
The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, falls under the purview of the ministry of home affairs (MHA)’s foreigners division and has lately earned the moniker of “dissent-silencing tool" from civil society. And the courts seem to agree. From Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) to Greenpeace India, organizations that have had their registrations suspended and accounts frozen by MHA have gone to court and received favourable verdicts.
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