Indira Jaising targeted for taking people's cause: Digvijaya Singh
New Delhi, June 2: Punitive action against lawyer Indira Jaising’s NGO Lawyers Collective shows the “intolerant” attitude of the government towards those championing people’s causes, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Thursday.
“Indira Jaising, a senior advocate, is being targeted for fearlessly taking up people’s cause. Intolerance of Modi Sarkar,” Digvijaya Singh posted on Twitter.
“Advocates would you please show some spine and stand up for her? You never know you may be the next!,” he said in another tweet.
The home ministry on Tuesday suspended for six months the registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of Lawyers Collective for alleged violations of foreign funding norms. A former additiol solicitor general, Jaising is the founder-secretary and her husband And Grover is the president of the Lawyers Collective. Reacting to the government’s decision, Jaising posted on Twitter on Wednesday, “Condemn the beaten attack by government disguised as alleged violations of FCRA, days after I spoke at Ra Ayub book release.” (IANS)