Delhi HC admits Greenpeace’s writ plea

The Delhi High Court on Monday accepted the writ petition of Greenpeace against the suspension of its registration and issued notice to the Central Government. The court also asked the government whether the global NGO could use its domestic bank accounts for its day-today operations and payment of salaries to its domestic staff.

Greenpeace said that it was facing an imminent shut-down and it had barely a month to survive with the government recently freezing its accounts, over allegations of foreign funding that were specifically meant to target India’s economic and development interests.

The NGO has also faced a host of other penalties for which they have approached the court in the past. 

The government had suspended Greenpeace India’s license for six months which had barred it from receiving foreign funds. It had also issued a notice to them to show cause as to why it should not be shut down permanently.

> Also read: Govt. freezes Greenpeace accounts.

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