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Indian Government “Witch-Hunt”: Amnesty India

Amnesty International has ended its activities in India and said it needed to relinquish its staff after its accounts were frozen recently as a part of what it called a “witch-chase” by the administration over its antagonistic reports.

The administration, notwithstanding, says the global rights watchdog has been accepting foreign funds illicitly and that it never enlisted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

In a press proclamation, Amnesty said “the total freezing of Amnesty International India’s ledgers by the administration of India, which it came to know on 10 September, brings all the work being finished by the association to a granulating stop.” The association said it had been constrained to relinquish staff in India and delay all its progressing projects and research work.

“This is the most recent in the unremitting witch-chase of human rights organizations by the government of India over unfounded and motivated allegations,” said Amnesty, asserting that it had consented to all Indian and worldwide laws.

Amnesty connected all administration activity to its reports incredulous of the administration; its ongoing reports had brought up issues on alleged rights infringement during the February Delhi riots and in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370.

“The proceeding with crackdown on Amnesty International India in the course of the recent two years and the total freezing of ledgers isn’t unplanned. The steady provocation by government organizations including the Enforcement Directorate is an aftereffect of our unequivocal calls for straightforwardness in the administration, all the more as of now for responsibility of the Delhi police and the legislature of India with respect to the grave human rights infringement in Delhi riots and Jammu and Kashmir. For a development that has never really speak more loudly against bad form, this most recent assault is likened to freezing dispute,” said Avinash Kumar, Executive Director of Amnesty International India.

Denying charges of dogging out the rights guard, top government authorities said Amnesty is being researched by the Enforcement Directorate over supposed abnormalities in getting foreign funds.

As indicated by the home service, the association “got cash into India through the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) course,” which isn’t permitted on account of non-profits.

Amnesty India got the administration’s consent to get around Rs 1.69 crore from Amnesty UK in 2011-12. Yet, since 2013, that authorization has been denied.

In 2017, the Enforcement Directorate frozen their bank accounts, after which Amnesty moved toward the court and won relief. Be that as it may, their accounts were fixed. A year ago, the CBI likewise enrolled a case a dependent on a grievance that Amnesty International UK supposedly moved Rs 10 crore to Amnesty India substances as FDI without the service’s endorsement.

“Another Rs 26 crore has been transmitted to Amnesty (India) basically from UK-based elements without the house service’s endorsement. All such receipts have along these lines been consumed on Amnesty’s NGO exercises in India disregarding the FCRA,” the objection states.

JNU Scholar Sharjeel Imam Arrested Under Uapa Charges For Delhi Riots

JNU Scholar Sharjeel Imam Arrested Under UAPA Charges For Delhi Riots

Sharjeel Imam, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student, was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in connection with the Delhi riots. Last Year he was booked in the Guwahati Central Jail to deliver provocative speeches against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens and was charged under the UAPA.

Imam has been booked under many sections which include- Sharjeel Imam has been booked under various sections including 124-A (Sedition), 153(A) (Promoting enmity), 153-A (promoting enmity, Hatred between different communities), 153-B (Assertion prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (spreading rumors) of India Penal Code and under the section 13 of the draconian UAPA.

He was brought to Delhi by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on a production warrant and will be presented before a Delhi court. According to the Delhi police’s charge sheet in July, Imam has been implicated of delivering hate speeches and encouraging a particular section of the community to include unlawful activities.

He allegedly asked a particular community to protest as, according to him, they lack adequate representation in parliament, the courts, the Indian army, or the police. He also ostensibly asked people not to believe in the constitution, which he termed “Fascist Document.”

JNU Scholar Sharjeel Imam Arrested Under Uapa Charges For Delhi Riots

The Delhi police said that while protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, he entreated many people of that particular community to block highways, which led to ‘Chakka Jam’ and caused many problems for the common people. He included people in unlawful activities, deleterious to the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

On 13th December 2019, he delivered allegedly dissident speeches on the campuses of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and on 16th January at Aligarh Muslim University. In his remarks, he reportedly threatened to “Cut Off” Assam and the Northeast from India. Earlier the police submitted his speech on 13th December at court.

He is an Ex-student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, studied for Historical Studies. He was brought back to Delhi from Assam on 23rd August on a production warrant. He was further tested positive for COVID-19 and was arrested from his hometown Jehanabad District in Bihar on 28th January.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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