The government recently revoked the licenses of 4470 NGOs. These NGOs were charged with violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Many prestigious institutes fall under the ambit of this order including University of Delhi, JNU, Punjab University among others. Last year also, the government revoked the licenses of 8,​975 NGOs and till now the government has taken action against more than 13,000 NGOs.

There is a raging debate on whether these foreign funds received by NGOs are being misused thereby affecting country’s economy or is the government suppressing the voice of dissent by means of law.

Watch Sarokaar with eminent panelists discussing the issue from various angles.

​Guests: Prof. Jagdeep Chhokar (Founder Member, National Election Watch, ADR) ; Nitin Sethi (Associate Editor, Business Standard) ; Ajay Kumar (Spokesperson, Congress) ; G V L Narasimha Rao (National Spokesperson, BJP) ; Bishwajit Bhattacharyya (Former Additional Solicitor General of India)

Anchor: Amrita Rai

Source: Rajya Sabha TV

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The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which works in the area of electoral and political reforms. Along with National Election Watch (NEW), which is a conglomeration of over 1200 organizations across the country, ADR aims at bringing transparency and accountability in Indian politics and reducing the influence of money and muscle power in elections.
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