Dharwad-based non-government organisation (NGO) Samaja Parivartana Samudaya (SPS) clarified that it has not violated any law, including the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, in its activities.
In a press release on Monday, the organisation’s president F B Habib stated that it stood for probity in public life and that advocates representing SPS in the Supreme Court and High Court do not take any fees. “Vested interests are feeling the heat of action by the SPS and the tide of public opinion turning against them and they are trying to divert the attention. SPS makes it clear that its activities are supported by excellent volunteers, support from concerned individuals and organisations in India.
The only foreign contribution it receives are from the NRIs in the US who, out of their sincere concern for India, make small contributions for this cause through their associations,” he said.
He stated that some foreign funding is received from people in the US, since its founder president S R Hiremath lived there for more than 10 years.
The release also stated that advocates representing SPS in Delhi and Bangalore do not take any fees.
“The money spent by the SPS is for travel, by train, living in modestly priced accommodations, typing, photocopying and court fees,” he said.