Published On : Mon, Jun 26th, 2017

Crackdown on NGOs: PM Modi may face tough questions from US

Three months after Christian charity organisation Compassion International was forced to shut its operations in India following a government directive, the Indian side may be asked some tough questions from US interlocutors on the crackdown on NGOs during Prime Minister Narendra Modis stay in the US.

Influential US Congressman and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Ed Royce, said, The US-India partnership is critically important, and thats why I hope Prime Minister Modi will take time to listen to those who are concerned about crackdowns on non-governmental organisations, including the shuttering of Compassion International that was providing critical tutoring, nutrition and medical services to more than 145,000 Indian children.

Royce has been at the forefront of those critical of the Indian governments actions against NGOs, especially Compassion International.