INDIA CANCELS GREENPEACE INDIA’S REGISTRATION

11/16/2015

On November 4, 2015, the Indian Government canceled Greenpeace India’s registration after it determined that Greenpeace India had been “fraudulently” conducting business, falsifying balance sheets, and violating the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act of 1975. The order was passed down without a hearing, and Greenpeace India announced that it planned to challenge the cancellation in court. This follows a year during which Greenpeace India and the Indian government have continually been at odds with one another. This past year, the Indian government blocked Greenpeace India’s bank accounts on multiple occasions. In September, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the cancellation of Greenpeace India’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration, which effectively denied Greenpeace India the ability to receive foreign donations. For the full story, see http://news.mongabay.com/2015/11/indian-government-cancels-greenpeace-indias-registration/. Earlier: http://elr.info/international/international-update/indian-high-court-stays-order-barring-greenpeace-accepting-foreign-funds