Issue with Greenpeace

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Bharat Gehlot, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur


The government has barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds, alleging that it has “prejudicially affected the economic interest of the state”, reports NDTV on April 10, 2015.

Greenpeace is held responsible for inciting the masses against the centre as well as state governments. The mass movement is then organised to protest against the various projects ranging from Nuclear power plant to Coal mines projects. These types of movement, according to government, are affecting the economic interest of the state.

The ban has not come instantly. Last year, IB officials had filed the report claiming that Greenpeace and other protesting groups are preventing economic growth by campaigning against power plant and mining projects, and genetically modified projects.

Greenpeace is also misusing the foreign funding by using them to fight many court cases without the consent of its donors which, according to Indian rules, are prohibited.

In my opinion, any organisation who is working against the economic interest of the country should be banned from operating in India. But, there has to be sufficient evidence for the same.However, in this case, Greenpeace can exercise its rights and could take legal actions to clear its instance. Let’s see, how the case unfolds from here.

rights and could take legal actions to clear its instance. Let’s see, how the case unfolds from here.

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