No legal bar

Print edition : July 11, 2014

Mullapally Ramachandran, Minister of State for Home in the UPA-II government. He came out with detailed responses in the Lok Sabha last year to questions on various aspects of monitoring NGOs. Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP

Kazuo Minagawa, Consul General for Japan in Chennai, handing over grants from the Japanese government to the representatives of three NGOs in south India--Mass Education and Organisation Society, Rural Uplift Centre, and Society for Integrated Development in Urban and Rural Areas--for implementing projects for the uplift of the underprivileged, in December 2008. Recently, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court set aside a ban imposed by the Union government on Rural Uplift Centre from receiving foreign funds. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

The Intelligence Bureau report can be taken as an admission by the government that there is nothing illegitimate about the funding of NGOs although it is unhappy about their activities.
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