Amnesty Int’l accounts frozen by India, organization leaves country

International Human Rights Organization Amnesty International has been forced to shut down its operations in India and lay off all their staff in the largest democratic country in the world, India.

The government froze the organization’s bank accounts after it published two articles in the recent past criticizing human rights situation prevalent in the country.

Indian agency, Enforcement Directorate froze Amnesty’s accounts in the country which the human rights organization said was expected from the Indian government from the past two-years.

Amnesty International said that the organization had been facing harassment and death threats from various affiliates of the current Modi government that wanted the facts to remain hidden.

The constant nuisance was termed an “incessant witch hunt” by the International organization which lead to the dissolution of operation in India and the departure of the organization from India.