Greenpeace India’s bank accounts frozen
9 Apr 2015
- 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 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
- 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 activist denied entry in India
8 Jun 2015
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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