Renewal : Center acts against NGOs
Mumbai – The Central government has canceled the permissions of more than one thousand government and non-government organisations (NGOs) from Maharashtra for showing negligence in obtaining the renewal certificates. The action has been taken by the Union Home Ministry under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). The NGOs include SNDT University, Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, Kamla Mehta Blind School and an institution named after Dr Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). On the national level, such action has been taken against IIT, Ramkrishna Mission, Aligarh Muslim University etc. The action is also being taken against an institute of the controversial Muslim preacher, Dr Zakir Naik. The foreign contribution to these NGOs has been stopped for the next five years.