INSAF bank accounts frozen by govt

May 6, 2013 | Pratirodh Bureau

Indian government has frozen the bank accounts of Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), accusing the democratic organisation of indulging in prejudicial practices.

INSAF has now decided to challenge the undemocratic action of government in the Supreme Court.
Here is the press release by INSAF:
The freezing of the bank accounts of Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI) has been condemned as undemocratic, irresponsible and prejudicial by INSAF General Secretary Mr. Chitaranjan Singh. In a press note he said that he received a communiqué from the Director of the GoI, an official in the Home Ministry, Mr. A.K.Sinha in INSAF office in Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi stating that INSAF\\\’s activities are prejudicial and against public interest and hence the bank account has been frozen instantly. In case INSAF needs to spend it\\\’s fund, it has to take prior permission from the Home Ministry.
INSAF General Secretary Mr. Singh further said that INSAF was formed after the demolition of Babri Mosque to resist globalisation, combat communalism and defend democracy. Singh said that INSAF was formed primarily to promote and defend the interest of the people.
He further said that INSAF has challenged in the Supreme Court the new FCRA Act 2010 and the new rules formulated by the Home Ministry in which rallies, demonstrations, protests etc. are prohibited. The petition has been admitted and the GoI has still not filed it\\\’s reply. Singh condemned the Home Ministry’s action on democratic organisations as naked autocratic attack and demanded immediate withdrawal of its order and said that the Supreme Court of India will immediately moved on Monday 6 May 2013.