Greenpeace violated norms on foreign aid: HC told

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The central government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Greenpeace had violated the norms by opening five accounts to utilise foreign donations without informing the relevant authorities as it sought to explain the reason to cancel its foreign contribution registration.

Justice V.P. Vaish was informed that Greenpeace violated Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by merging its foreign donations with domestic contributions.

In an affidavit, the home ministry said the NGO was continuing to use their FCRA accounts despite suspension of the same on April 9.

The central government has filed its affidavit on a plea of the NGO challenging suspension of its FCRA registration and freezing of its foreign and domestic contribution accounts. The ministry had on April 9 year suspended the NGO’s registration under FCRA for 180 days.

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