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Greenpeace India’s bank accounts frozen

9 Apr 2015
 Greenpeace India’s bank accounts frozen
  • Government suspended Greenpeace India's license for 6 months and froze 9 bank accounts since its actions affected India's political and economic interests.
  • The NGO was found to be violating Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
  • It had received Rs. 53 crore in donation over the past 7 years.
  • The license could be suspended permanently if the company fails to make a satisfactory presentation to the Government.

Greenpeace India staring at a shutdown over lack of funds

5 May 2015
Greenpeace India staring at a shutdown over lack of funds
  • Greenpeace said its Indian arm may shut down within a month as they were unable to pay their staff due to lack of funds after their accounts were frozen.
  • The foundation had been operational in India for 14 years.
  • It blamed the Home Ministry for freezing its funds due to its successful campaign.

Greenpeace India sighs in relief

27 May 2015
Greenpeace India sighs in relief
  • Delhi High Court allowed Greenpeace to use two of its domestic accounts which were earlier frozen by the government, to access fixed deposits.
  • Greenpeace had filed a plea with the court requesting them not to cancel their registration and told them they were facing an imminent shut-down due to lack of funds.

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Greenpeace International has a membership of over 3 million people with offices in about 40 countries and a global empire of about $360 million.

Greenpeace activist denied entry in India

8 Jun 2015
Greenpeace activist denied entry in India
  • An Australian journalist and Greenpeace activist Aaron Gray-Block was denied entry in India when he arrived at the Bengaluru airport as his name was on the Home Ministry's "blacklist".
  • Sources claimed that Gray-Block had previously campaigned against mining in Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh and had criticised the Indian government on his blog.
  • The NGO strongly condemned the government's actions against their activist.

Sexual harassment and rape allegations hit Greenpeace India

16 Jun 2015
Sexual harassment and rape allegations hit Greenpeace India
  • Greenpeace India was hit with a fresh controversy as one of its ex-staffers went public with allegations of rape and sexual harassment by her colleagues.
  • The victim said she was too traumatised to speak about her rape before, which took place in 2013 and reported the fallacies of the NGO's HR system.
  • The NGO issued an apology and promised an investigation into the matter.

Greenpeace India fires rape accused

17 Jun 2015
Greenpeace India fires rape accused
  • Following the sexual harassment and rape scandal, Greenpeace India has fired two of it employees, one being accused of rape and the other being accused of harassing numerous employees.
  • It has set up an Internal Complaints Committee to make up for its previous failures in the handling of delicate matters.
  • It has also promised to ensure that such an event doesn't happen again.