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Greenpeace India will appeal against an order to shut over allegations of fraud and falsification of data, the environmental group said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared economic development a priority and his government has cracked down on non-governmental organisations it says are trying to hamper projects on social and environmental grounds. “We remain committed to upholding our right to dissent,” Greenpeace said in a statement. “Greenpeace cannot – and will not – be silenced in this way.”
Greenpeace India said last week the government of Tamil Nadu, where it was registered, had cancelled its licence under orders from the home ministry. The group was given 30 days to shut down.
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