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Narendra Modi’s crackdown on NGOs

India’s prime minister faces criticism for cancellation of the registration of many nongovernmental organisations.

Greenpeace India has sought to have an Indian government decision to freeze its bank accounts rescinded.

A decision is expected on Wednesday.
Greenpeace is among thousands of foreign funded nongovernmental organisations that have seen their activities stopped across India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the work of those organisations undermine India’s national interest.
But is that the only reason? And what is the impact of this move on India’s image in the world?
Presenter: Mike Hanna
Priya Pillai, senior campaigner for Greenpeace India. 
Nikita Sud, associate professor of development studies at Oxford University.
Rakesh Sinha, director of India Policy foundation and author of Secular India: Politics of Minoritysm.