Crack Down On NGO’s In India – Caritas Under Scrutiny

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Catholic charity Caritas, has been placed in a crackdown. Newspapers reported on Tuesday that India is undertaking a crackdown on foreign organizations operating in the country.

According to the home ministry officials, Caritas has violated India’s foreign funding law as it is assumed to be working against the country’s interests.

“There was clear violation of foreign funding law,” said the official, who asked not to be named, citing funding for groups which protested against a nuclear plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Caritas is now part of a list of organizations that need the government’s approval before receiving or distributing funds in India. Foreign funding licenses of nearly 9000 charities have been revoked under a massive crack down launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.