51.72 crore penalty for ‘Amnesty India International’ and 10 crore for Ex-Amnesty India Head

  • Case of violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act
  • Accused of accepting foreign funds without permission        
‘Amnesty India International Pvt. Ltd. and its ex-chief Aakar Patel

New Delhi – The Enforcement Directorate has fined 51.72 crore and 10 crores respectively to ‘Amnesty India International Pvt. Ltd. and its ex-chief Aakar Patel for violating the Foreign Exchange Law, informed the Enforcement Directorate. Britain’s Amnesty International bypassed the Indian law and sent funds to its Indian branch for spreading its mission.

Indian Home Ministry had not permitted ‘Amnesty India International Trust’ to accept foreign funds under Foreign Aid Regulation Act. Yet that company accepted it, informed the Enforcement Directorate.

Editorial viewpoint

Why is not the Government banning Non Government Organisations (NGOs), accepting funds without permission from a foreign country?

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