US Commission proposes adding India to CPC list

The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended Biden Administration to place four countries including India under “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC). The other three countries were Russia, Vietnam and Syria. Also, the USCIRF recommended to redesignate ten countries ..


Why is UNHCR insisting India to revise FCRA regulations?

The United Nations high Commissioner for human rights is insisting India to revise its foreign contribution Regulation Act 2010.  Highlights The high Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over the restrictions imposed by India over foreign funding for the Non-governmental ..


GoI to amend FCRA: Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill was recently introduced in Lok Sabha to amend the FCRA act, 2010. FCRA act is Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.  The bill proposed to include public corporations owned and controlled by the Government of India under the list of entities ..


Golden Temple gets FCRA Registration

The Union Home Ministry recently granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar. It will now enable the Golden Temple to receive foreign donations. The foreign contribution can be used by ..


International Religious Freedom Report

The US Government recently released the International Religious Freedom Report, 2019. India has raised its concerns over the report. This was because the report alleged India with discrimination and attacks against religious minorities in the country. What were the concerns ..


FCRA registration of educational institutes has been cancelled

More than 1,800 NGOs and academic institutes found to be violating laws pertaining to foreign funding have been banned by the government from receiving overseas funds this year. The institutes whose registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act has been ..