India puts US charity Ford Foundation on security watchlist

April 24, 2015 5:26 PM

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LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has put the U.S.-based Ford Foundation, one of the world's largest charitable funds, onto a security watchlist as it probes its funding of a local organisation run by a prominent activist and critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India's home affairs ministry said it would "keep watch on all the activities" funded by the Ford Foundation and instructed the central bank to check with the government before passing any money from the New York-based group to local organisations.

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