VHP slams UNHRC chief for asking to review FCRA

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS): Soon after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Michelle Bachelet urged India to review the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the statement drew criticism from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the most prominent affiliate of the RSS, the ruling BJP's ideological mentor.

"It is shameful that this UN body has nothing to say about the funding of terrorism and conversion by the NGOs. Are they playing in the hands of the anti-India brigade," asked VHP's Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain.

VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal took to Twitter and said, "UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet's hue and cry for amendments in FCRA itself is evidence that the UN body can rant for the lawbreakers of Bharat but can't have the courage to say anything regarding atrocities on Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan and Bangladesh."


Bansal further alleged that the fundings to certain NGOs were used to attack the country on different fronts - ideological, cultural and on religious lines.

A statement attributed to Bachelet earlier read, "I also urge the authorities to carefully review the FCRA for its compliance with international human rights standards..."

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, which sought an amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, includes "public servants" in the prohibited category and decreases administrative expenses through foreign funds by an organization to 20 percent from 50 percent earlier.

Previously, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai had said, "The Bill ensures that an NGO has to mandatorily open an account in the SBI FCRA branch to receive funds and then one more account in another bank of choice, and for this, they don't have to travel to Delhi but the nearest SBI account will facilitate the opening of the account in New Delhi."



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  • H.A. Dsouza, Damoh

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    What worries to BJP and VHP that money is used for conversion. Christianity exist in this country more than 2000 years and still it is 3%. British ruled this country more than 2000 years and remained as Hindu Nation. And if money used for conversion than imagine the % of Christian Population.

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  • H.A.Dsouza, Damoh

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Pls read British ruled 200 Year's
    Sorry for mistake

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  • Aaron Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Trump was right in some way. This same board is not talking about china. The suffering Muslims go through in China is outrageous. When the board talks about human rights it shouldn't concentrate obly on 1 country. What is happening in Pakistan?? A Christian girl who was abducted was converted to Muslim and the high court ordered her to be handed over to her kidnapper from her rescuers. No wonder USA left who but sadly they'll come back if Biden comes

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    international community cannot be fooled.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Rolf, Dubai

    Unlike you, I trust, INDIANs are smarter than international community

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    After effect of drinking Gomuther.

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  • concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Feeling heat? Lol... Tum Karo toh chamatkar hum kare toh balatkar. Let put every benediciary organization of foreign under scanner ..

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