A Special CBI Court today upheld the order by the Magistrate court that sets aside the Look Out Circular (LOC) issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against former Amnesty International India chair Aakar Patel
Relief has been granted to the former Amnesty International India head Aakar Patel by a Delhi court on Thursday while the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been instructed to withdraw the Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against him.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to provide any relief to the NGOs, which lost registration after the Centre said that extension of licence was only given to those NGOs, which filed applications for the same.
The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned hearing on a plea filed by the Swami Narayan Mandir seeking to extend the last date of filing annual returns for financial year 2019-20 by a period of three months or more, and to direct the Ministry of Home Affairs to allow the petitioner to upload Form FC-4 on their portal so as to enable the petitioner to file their annual returns for financial year 2019-20.
The Delhi High Court on Monday has issued notice in a plea filed by NGO Shree Swaminarayan Mandir seeking directions to the Centre to allow it to fill and upload the Form FC-04 on the government portal so as to enable it to file their annual returns for 2019-20, as the same could not be filed earlier due to technical glitch in the portal.
NGO Christian Educational Society moved Court saying it had supplied all documents but possibly delay in opening the account could have also been due to the pandemic. In the meantime, the NGO is unable to raise or disburse funds from donors abroad.
The rules for organisations seeking foreign funding have been tightened. But the fact remains that some are doing yeoman’s service and even filled the gap left by government programmes during the pandemic.