Modi’s government has apparently taken this action to reduce the protests by dissidents, which they say exist within some foreign-funded NGOs.
As of March 2011, the most recent period for which data is available, about 22,000 NGOs received a total of more than $2 billion from abroad, of which $650 million came from the U.S., as reported by The Guardian.
The full extent of impact on faith-based organizations is still unknown, but thus far India has banned 15 Christian and Muslim welfare organizations from receiving foreign funds.
Pray for a wise and prudent response by NGOs, particularly Christian missions organizations, to the Indian government’s action.
The article above is a summary of the news below:
The Guardian: India cracks down on foreign funding of NGOs
Times of India: Govt bans foreign funding of 69 NGOs, 30 of them work for minorities
Hindustan Times: Foreign-funded consultants get marching orders from Modi govt
Reuters: India sacks some foreign-funded consultants; health programmes may suffer