FCRA registration of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation cancelled after it received funds from Chinese embassy: Amit Shah

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT), two NGOs licences under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) revoked by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for allegedly breaking the law.

According to an official, “The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust FCRA licences terminated after investigations against these NGOs.”

Speaking to media in the premises of Parliament House, Shah claimed that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation’s (RGF) registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) had been revoked because it had reportedly received Rs 1.35 crore from the Chinese Embassy.

Shah further asserted that Zakir Naik, the creator of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), which the government allegedly outlawed due to its suspected participation in terrorism, gave Rs. 50 lakh to the Foundation, which is run by Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi.

In 2020, the ministry established an inter ministerial committee to look into some anomalies.

Lt. Col N Thagarajan (Veteran)

The Author is a Veteran from the Indian Army, Specializes in Defense & Political Analysis.