In a major crackdown on NGOs, Enforcement Directorate has confirmed that the Amnesty International headquarters in Bengaluru is being raided. As per sources, the ED is looking at FCRA and other violations. The action on Amnesty International comes after ED had stopped operations of Greenpeace India Society's 12 accounts with different banks. As per reports, the source of funding of many NGOs are now under the scanner. In the light of the crackdown on Amnesty India office in Bengaluru, this is what Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami had to say about the matter on The Debate:
"Amnesty has been raided. The controversial anti-Indian sell-out fake NGO should have been raided a long time back but its usual suspects, who love the relentless assault that this NGO does on National Interest, are up in arm. They are saying tonight- because Amnesty is being raided the Democracy is in danger. I say the democracy is in danger if people like the Amnesty India operations are allowed to continue. But I will leave that alone--my personal view-- which every left-liberal does not have to agree with. If Amnesty operates in India then why don't India has the right to ask where it uses its large amount of money? And that is where this loop emerges"
"I have with me what I call the loop. This loop is simple. This loop is perhaps the simplest way to describe this cabal. This cabal operates in a very simple way. A large amount of foreign money is sent to India- This is ostensively sent for NGO work--but the money instead is used to prepare a number of reports with one intention of destabilize India and trying to create some kind of violence or conflict situation on the ground--then you say you want to come in for fan club publicity in the name of decent or activism and you want to create a bunch of people who then turn it into anti-India operations on the ground--then political cheerleaders like the left and Congress come in and support Amnesty International and therefore together with foreign funding, Amnesty International creates a large amount of anti-India blabber on foreign soil. So, this loop is essential and then there is foreign money pumped in once again and the loop goes on and on. Viewers my question that I am asking at the end of this loop is simply this: How long will we allow this country to be taken over by the bunch of NGOs, professional dissenters, freedom of expression pretenders, activists pop-corn journalists and fake academics who have only one agenda that is to break India through any means as quickly as possible and defame the country and get away with it?"