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Amnesty International halts India operations, says faces harassment

A file photo of the Amnesty International India headquarters in Bangalore. (AP)Premium
A file photo of the Amnesty International India headquarters in Bangalore. (AP)

  • Human rights group Amnesty International said it is stopping its work in India because the government has frozen its bank accounts
  • 'The organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work,' the group said in a statement

NEW DELHI: Human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday it is stopping its work in India because the government has frozen its bank accounts in the latest action against it for speaking out about rights violations.

"The organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work," the group said in a statement.

"This is latest in the incessant witch-hunt of human rights organizations by the government of India over unfounded and motivated allegations."

It said its bank accounts were frozen on September 10. Amnesty said it had highlighted rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and riots in Delhi in recent days and the government had sought to punish it for that.

There was no immediate response from government spokesmen to requests for comment.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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