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Greenpeace and Public Records

The Madras High Court served an order on 4 August asking the Tamil Nadu District Registrar of Societies to allow Greenpeace to access public records. The order also asked the same authority to acknowledge our response to its show-cause notice and reply to the organisation’s questions. We had approached the high court after receiving a notice threatening shutdown. The charges in the notice were perversely framed and maliciously designed.

Even as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials made public proclamations about Greenpeace’s status in the country, our letters to the registrar’s office, seeking more information on the show-cause notice, were being studiously ignored. In such a situation, we were left with no choice but to seek legal recourse, and we are glad to see that the courts have once again defended our rights.

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