Such statements were also an attempt to extraneously influence the course of investigations by multiple agencies into the irregularities and illegalities carried out over the last few years, it said.
The home ministry said that owing to these illegal practices the previous government had also rejected the repeated applications of Amnesty to receive funds from overseas.
Amnesty is free to continue humanitarian work in India, the statement by MHA said. It added however that India, by settled law, does not allow interference in domestic political debates by entities funded by foreign donations. “This law applies equally to all and it shall apply to Amnesty International
as well...Amnesty’s failure to comply with local regulations does not entitle them to make comments on the democratic and plural character of India.”
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