This Article is From Jun 02, 2016

Indira Jaising Targeted For Taking People's Cause: Digvijaya Singh

Indira Jaising Targeted For Taking People's Cause: Digvijaya Singh

The home ministry suspended the registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of Indira Jaising's NGO.

New Delhi: Punitive action against lawyer Indira Jaising's NGO Lawyers Collective shows the "intolerant" attitude of the government towards those championing people's causes, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Thursday.

"Indira Jaising, a senior advocate, is being targeted for fearlessly taking up people's cause. Intolerance of Modi Sarkar," Digvijaya Singh posted on Twitter.

He further tweeted:
The home ministry on Tuesday suspended for six months the registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of Lawyers Collective for alleged violations of foreign funding norms.

A former additional solicitor general, Ms Jaising is the founder-secretary and her husband Anand Grover is the president of the Lawyers Collective.

Reacting to the government's decision, Ms Jaising posted on Twitter on Wednesday:
She was referring to 'Gujarat Files: The Anatomy of A Cover Up,' a book on 2002 Gujarat riots, written by journalist Rana Ayyub.