Thursday, September 15, 2022

Indian Think Tank Raided Over Taxes

Here is more from DNA:

[India's] Income Tax Department is conducting searches at the Delhi-based think-tank Centre of Policy Research. The think tank was once headed by academician Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a prominent critic of the BJP government.

Presently, its governing board is chaired by Meenakshi Gopinath, a political scientist who taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and was the principal of Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. The think tank states it is recognised as a 'not-for-profit society' by the Government of India, and contributions to it are 'tax exempt', according to CPR's website. 


The think tank is known to examine government policy with a critical eye.

Some in India's Congress have slammed the move, saying it was raided at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.