Avinash Kumar, Managing Director of Amnesty International India, said: “The continued repression of Amnesty International over the past two years and the freezing of its bank accounts by the Indian government is not accidental. Government agencies, including the Enforcement Department, continued to harass us.
Amnesty International operates in accordance with international law and Indian law. Only one lakh Indians have donated in the last 8 years. Therefore, these are not related to the Funds Control Act. The government is currently portraying legal fundraising as financial fraud.
Such actions are taken when human rights activists and organizations point to state inaction or violations. Therefore, Amnesty International stopped its operations in India. This is because of the Indian government’s false accusations and repression of Amnesty.”