Union Government calls off registration of Greenpeace, India [ Current Affairs ]
About Greenpeace: Greenpeace was established in 1969. Greenpeace India is the subordinate of the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non - profit, non - governmental NGO. Greenpeace has its organizations in 40 countries across the world including in Europe, America, Asia and Pacific.
- The organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, it relies on 2.9 million individual supporters and foundation grants.
- Its organizations in India run mainly in four broad campaigns that is stop climate change, safeguarding the oceans, viable agriculture and avoiding another nuclear disaster.
- Its main motto is environmentalism and peace.
About the cancellation of its registration:
- Union Government has cancelled license of Greenpeace India to receive foreign donations.
- The license was cancelled by Union Ministry of Home Affairs under the Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA), 2011.
- Hereafter, Greenpeace India will be not able to receive any kind of foreign donations from its international network.
- Earlier in April 2015, MHA had suspended the license of Greenpeace India for six months for mixing foreign and domestic funds and not releasing the movement of its funds.
- Greenpeace India had filed a petition against this suspension in the Delhi High Court.
- The court had allowed the NGO to use two of its accounts for receiving and using fresh domestic donations for its day - to - day functioning.
- Published on: September 15, 2015