11/15/2018

Urgent Action: NGOs at Risk of Shut Down (India: UA 194.18)


Amnesty India and Greenpeace India have been targeted by the Government of India in a series of ‘raids’, which appear to be politically motivated. The bank accounts of both organisations have been frozen, effectively stopping their work. This is the latest in the clampdown by Indian authorities to crush civil society in India.

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Amnesty India and Greenpeace India have been targeted by the Government of India in a series of ‘raids’, which appear to be politically motivated. The bank accounts of both organisations have been frozen, effectively stopping their work. This is the latest in the clampdown by Indian authorities to crush civil society in India.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Intimidation and harassmentof organisations working on human rights and environmental issues is stopped immediately and non-governmental organisations, like Amnesty India and Greenpeace India, are able to continue their operations unhindered by politically motivated restrictions on their bank accounts;
  • The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act is repealed, or amended in line with international human rights standards;
  • Human rights defenders and activists, who have been arrested using repressive laws are accorded fair trials, including release on bail pending trials. 

Contact these two officials by 27 December 2018:

Prime Minister
Narendra Modi
Prime Minister’s Office

South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011
Fax: 01123017475
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @narendramodi
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador Navtej Sarna
Embassy of India
2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008

Phone: 202 939 7000 | Fax: 202 265 4351
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: https://goo.gl/wvDC5i
Twitter: @NavtejSarna @IndianEmbassyUS
Facebook: @IndiaInUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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