FCRA violations: Registration of two Christian missionary organizations cancelled

    21-Dec-2021   
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The Ministry of Home Affairs has cancelled the registration of two Christian evangelist organizations — New Hope Foundation based in Tamil Nadu and Holy Spirit Ministries based in Karnataka, which were funded by controversial foreign donor Gospel For Asia. The registration has been cancelled for the violation of provisions of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 2010.
 
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Gospel For Asia (GFA) and Gospel For Asia World (GFA World) have been at the receiving end of lawsuits in US and Canada over alleged fraud and misuse of funds. In 2017, FCRA registration of Gospel For Asia’s Indian arm and affiliates like Believers Church etc was scrapped over alleged FCRA violations.
 
According to Times of India report, the Holy Spirit Ministries received over Rs 49 crore worth of foreign contributions between 2017-18 and 2019-20, New Hope Foundation’s receipts from foreign sources over the same period totaled more than Rs 42 crore, a study of their FCRA returns shows.
 
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