Human Rights can’t be an excuse for defying law of the land: MHA on Amnesty

The Home ministry on Tuesday said that human rights cannot be an excuse for defying the law of the land after Amnesty International alleged the government was on a witch-hunt. The ministry in a statement said that the stand taken by the organisation was unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth.

It said that after being denied FCRA approval, Amnesty circumvented the regulations with its UK entity remitting large amounts of money to four entities registered in India, by classifying it as foreign direct investment and a large amount was also remitted to Amnesty India.

Home ministry said, “All the glossy statements about humanitarian work and speaking truth to power are nothing but a ploy to divert attention from their activities which were in clear contravention of laid down Indian laws.”

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