After its offices in Bengaluru were raided, the Amnesty India said today that its structure is compliant with Indian laws.
The agency also said that the Enforcement Directorate raid shows a disturbing pattern of the government silencing organisations that question power.
The human rights watchdog alleged that the government is instilling fear among civil society organisations by conducting such raids.
“ED raid on Amnesty India shows a disturbing pattern of the government silencing organisations that question power and it is clear that the government wants to instill fear among Civil Society Organisations,” it said.
It need be mentioned that the Enforcement Directorate carried out searches at two locations of the human rights watchdog in connection with a foreign exchange contravention case.
The watchdog also said the 10-hour raid conducted at its office ended at midnight and the staff had fully cooperated with officials.>