Right to access to funding
On 21 June 2018, transgender activist Akkai Padmashali said she fears being evicted from her rented house after she was denied a home loan by banks, which she claimed was because of her sex.
India: social activist charged for receiving alleged illegal funds from abroad for her organization
January 4, 2017
On 31 December 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed in a Mumbai court, India, a chargesheet against Teesta Setalvad’s organization. The case is related to alleged FCRA violations by Setalvad’s organisation. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had filed an official complaint against Setalvad, accusing her of receiving funds from abroad without taking permission from the MHA.
China: Rights website founder detained on subversion charges for receiving overseas funding
November 28, 2016
Liu Feiyue, who founded the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website, is being held since 17 November 2016 by authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei on subversion charges. He has been accused of harming national security by accepting overseas funding.
India: 25 NGOs have lost foreign fund licences allegedly for working against “national interest”
November 25, 2016
Since 1 November 2016, the Union Home Ministry in New Delhi, India, has refused to renew the registration of 25 NGOs under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), for their alleged indulgence in “activities not conducive to national interest”.
India: Farmers protest to demand an increase in minimum support price to safeguard their profit against increasing prices
November 4, 2015
On 2 November 2015, activists of the All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS), the farmers’ wing of the CPI (ML-New Democracy), staged a rally demanding a slew of remedial measures on a war-footing to help distressed farmers overcome the present crisis.
India: Police prevent protesters from entering market yard
October 19, 2015
On 16 October 2015, activists of CPI (ML-New Democracy) and its farmers’ wing AIKMS staged a demonstration in front of the Agriculture Market Yard to press for their charter of demands. The police prevented the protesters from entering into the market yard premises.
On 08 September 2015, authorities in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) have clashed with hundreds of ethnic Mongolian herders and detained around 20 who petitioned the local government for assistance amid an ongoing drought in the region.
Pakistan: New law to regulate NGOs to be drafted
June 17, 2015
On 13 June 2015, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday gave a sound warning that all the international and local non-government organisations (NGOs) working in violation of their charters and beyond their mandate would not be allowed to continue their operations in Pakistan. The minister said some NGOs were working well in Pakistan and they would continue their operations, but added those working against the national interests of the country and its culture would not be allowed to work.
Between 6 May and 9 June 2015, 4,470 NGOs had their licenses cancelled under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, in what is regarded as the second round of crackdown on NGO licenses in 2015.