The desperation of Indian housewives in the United States of America
A couple shares a set of headphones as they gather in Times Square with other members of the Indian-American community to watch a live stream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking to a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. A day after addressing a hushed U.N. General Assembly, where headphone-wearing delegates rarely break into a smile, India's new prime minister told a packed and boisterous crowd to help him develop his nation's economy, vowing that under his leadership, India won't look back.
Sources said that this will be a last-ditch effort to save Compassion International, which has announced its exit from the country on March 15 as a result of the funding curbs.US Congressman Ed Royce is planning to write to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over India’s order stopping Compassion International (CI) from accepting foreign donations, American government sources told The Indian Express on Friday. He is likely to urge Singh to grant temporary reprieve on the order so that the charity may re-establish its work in India.
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