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Why NGOs in India are worried if everything is right at their end?
On 16th April 2014, I have written an article titled “Gujarat riots 2002: Why Modi is being attacked continuously by various NGOs?” At that time also, I have questioned the “modus operandi” of these so-called NGOs as well as the complete lack of transparency in their funding, working and objectives.

Now after the formation of BJP Government led by Narendra Modi, this issue has again assumed prominence with Intelligence Bureau (IB) submitting a report to PMO alleging that some NGOs were threatening India’s economic security and industrial development. Before the IB came out with its report on the funding of the NGOs, the Central Bureau of Investigation had questioned the accountability deficit of these so-called NGOs and Civil Societies.

In a lengthy affidavit submitted before Supreme Court, CBI has said that several NGOs do not submit details of receipt of grants and their spending to income tax authorities. CBI came into the picture after SC took note of a PIL filed by advocate ML Sharma alleging misuse of funds by Anna Hazare’s NGO Swaraj Hind Trust.

Looking into the seriousness of the whole issue, the PMO has written to all the ministries twice, asking them to furnish details of NGOs working with them on various projects. The nexus between these so called Civil Societies/NGOs and various intellectuals and social activists runs so deep that whosoever talks about the development, they start agitating against that person under some pretext or the other. That is precisely the reason why people started questioning the funding and objectives of the NGOs being run by AAP founders, when they scrapped the “fight against corruption” midway and converted it as “fight against Modi”, who was seen as a leader aspiring to develop the nation.

The working of these so called NGOs is very mysterious as they have their association with a certain section of the media as well as so called “intellectuals”. These “intellectuals” were scared on the prospect of Modi becoming the PM of India. Why they were really scared, is coming out in open now.

For the last about 60 years when the NGO-friendly “secular” Governments were ruling the country, these NGOs were openly staging protests and agitations on one pretext or the other, creating anarchy in the society. Now when their methods are in question, they are running for the cover. So much is the panic that one daily national newspaper has openly come out in their support and has written a full editorial defending these NGOs.

These so called NGOs and the persons associated with them always try to give an impression that they are working for the overall benefit of the society at large whereas the reality is entirely different. For example, if some terrorist or rapist is about to be hanged, these people will come out on the streets, on the pretext of the human rights violations and would pressurize the Courts and the Government to leave the culprits unpunished. It is strange that they are getting grants and donations for doing such undesirable acts from our own Governments and from the Foreign Institutions.

It is also a common knowledge that these so called NGOs obstruct various development projects, for which loans have been given by international agencies like IMF and World Bank on the condition that these projects are to be completed on time in order to avail the interest concession on the loan. These so called NGOs on the other hand stage agitations and protests to obstruct these development projects, in order to ensure that these projects are not completed in a time bound manner resulting in the interest payment to the international funding agencies.

These NGOs and the so called “intellectuals” associated with these NGOs are known for their lavish lifestyles despite there being no known or declared source of their income. Given these facts, it becomes all the more necessary that serious efforts should be made to regulate the working of these NGOs.

I am of the considered opinion if these NGOs are to be allowed to operate in India, there should be complete ban on their foreign funding and they will have to survive solely on the funding from the Indian Government and the donations received from the Indian sources in a vary transparent manner, so that their funding, integrity and objectives can not be questioned.

No NGO or any “intellectual” associated with these NGOs have been able to answer a simple question as to why they need “foreign funding” to run their NGOs?

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