Compassion International is said to be shutting down its India operations after it was put under prior permission category in May last year. When a donor organisation is put under this category, it is barred from funding any Indian NGO without the government's approval.The United States has said that it will take up with India the shutting down of a Colorado-based donor NGO
Ellen Barry and Suhasini Raj, March 9, 2017, International New York Times
More than 11,000 NGOs have lost their licences to accept foreign funds since NDA( Modi led Government) took office in 2014.India’s crackdown on foreign aid will claim its most prominent casualty this month, as a Colorado-based Christian charity that is one of India’s biggest donors closes its operations after 48 years, informing tens of thousands of children that they will no longer receive meals, medical care or tuition payments.
Michael Stockwell and Michael Overd outside Bristol Magistrates' Court.
A public prosecutor told a judge that quoting the King James Bible in modern British society must be considered “abusive” and “criminal”, it has emerged.Ian Jackson made the remarks at Bristol Magistrates’ Court during a four-day trial involving two Christian street preachers.
One hundred years ago, the Romanov dynasty fell in the February Revolution of 1917. This centenary haunts Russia’s current government. “In the Kremlin,” wrote journalist Ben Judah in his important analysis of Vladimir Putin’s “Fragile Empire”, “they have nightmares about Nicholas II”.