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Court orders Indian government to release Greenpeace funds

Court orders Indian government to release Greenpeace funds

A judge ruled Tuesday that the Indian government’s decision to block Greenpeace from receiving foreign funding was unconstitutional in what the environmental group described as a “victory for democracy.” The Delhi High Court ordered authorities to release more than $310,000 in funds that had been frozen since summer after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government took action against Greenpeace. Senior Indian officials have accused the group of undermining the nation's economic security with its pressure campaigns against coal energy projects. In a hearing in New Delhi, Justice Rajiv Shakdher said the government did not produce evidence against Greenpeace...

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