NGOs influenced by Naxalism: Kailash Satyarthi
Noting that social welfare is no longer a concern for several NGOs, Satyarthi said that they have converted “social change and social welfare into a business”.
Pointing at the failures of NGOs in India, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has said that some of these organisations are “influenced by Naxalism”, some are involved in religious conversions, while others are “intoxicated with money and power”.
In an interview published in the recent issue of RSS journal Panchjanya, Satyarthi said some NGOs “are influenced by Naxalism… This is not good for the internal security of the country.”
Noting that social welfare is no longer a concern for several NGOs, he said that they have converted “social change and social welfare into a business”.
“Most of these (NGOs) have not even seen the village poor in whose name they receive donation worth crores,” he said, adding that many are “spreading intellectual pollution”. He said the decay in the NGO sector started when they began receiving foreign and government funds.