Govt. suspends FCRA clearance of four Christian groups

  • Of the six NGOs whose licence under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was suspended by the Union Home Ministry this year, four are Christian associations. An FCRA licence is mandatory for a non­profit organisation to receive foreign funds.
  • The four groups whose licence was suspended are Ecreosoculis North Western Gossner Evangelical in Jharkhand, the Evangelical Churches Association in Manipur, the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkhand and the New Life Fellowship Association (NLFA) in Mumbai.