Less than one year since Greenpeace was caught permanently desecrating the Nazca Lines in Peru while conducting a publicity stunt during a UN conference, the online Hamburg-based Abendblatt here now reports that the famously radical environmental organization is caught up in another scandal, this one India.
The media reports that India has shut down Greenpeace operations in the country, alleging the that the environmental group made up data and committed financial fraud. The Abendblatt here tells its readers: The government nder Minister President Nerendra Modi accuses the organization of financial fraud and falsifying data. The following is a Youtube video in German:
The Abendblatt writes that this is not the first time the country has clashed with Greenpeace. Prime Minister Modi earlier had criticised the the organization of “putting the brakes on the economic development of the country.”
English-language India-based website NDTV here writes:
Under the latest order issued by authorities in Tamil Nadu where Greenpeace is registered, the government said it had found that the organisation had violated the provisions of law by engaging in fraudulent dealings.
Greenpeace denied any wrongdoing and said the closure was a ‘clumsy tactic’ to silence dissent.”