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24 Jun, 2015

Indian govt cancels licences of 4,400 NGOs, top universities affected

New Delhi – The Home Ministry on Tuesday cancelled registration to receive foreign funds of over 4,400 non-governmental organisations including Delhi University, Supreme Court Bar Association and Kabir, an NGO started by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. All associations were given proper notice by the Foreigners Division of the home ministry with adequate time to reply before their FCRA licences were cancelled, official sources said.

Amongst those whose registration under the foreign contribution regulation act had been cancelled last week included 373 from Delhi alone. Apart from DU, the list includes Gargi College, Lady Irwin College, Escorts Heart Institute and the Alumni association of IIT-Kharagpur.

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