"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:
Advocates would you pl show some spine and stand up for her ? You never know you may be the Next !— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) June 2, 2016
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:
Condemn the beaten attack by government disguised as alleged violations of FCRA , days after I spoke at Rana Ayub book release— indira jaising (@IJaising) June 1, 2016
She was referring to 'Gujarat Files: The Anatomy of A Cover Up,' a book on 2002 Gujarat riots, written by journalist Rana Ayyub.