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INSAF suspended
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by special arrangement A protest under the INSAF banner during a recent meeting of the ADB board in Greater Noida.

In a series of actions aimed at non-governmental organisations receiving foreign funding, the Union government seems to have tightened its control on groups involved in social movements. In an order dated April 30, the Ministry of Home Affairs suspended in the public interest the permanent registration of the Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), a national forum of 700 social action groups and people’s movements, and froze its bank account for 180 days.

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