The Madras High Court stayed the Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies (RoS) order to cancel Greenpeace India’s registration on the grounds that the RoS had not followed the principles of natural justice.
After receiving the court’s order Greenpeace said it was granted an ‘unconditional stay of the cancellation of registration’.
Priya Pillai of Greenpeace India reacted to the order saying they were confident the court would agree that Greenpeace is on sound legal footing and has done nothing wrong, regardless of the government’s ridiculous allegations of fraud.
Greenpeace said the latest court order was the 6th time in a little over a year that Greenpeace and its activists succeeded against multiple attempts to restrict its operations and funding and shut it down, as the courts have consistently found to be in favour of Greenpeace India.
The NGO that campaigns against air pollution and unsustainable use of natural resources in India said they draw strength from victories like these as they prove Greenpeace is secure in their mandate for a green and peaceful future and their constituency of lakhs of Indian supporters.