NIA changes tack after Khalsa Aid gets nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
On 16 January, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had summoned Amanpreet Singh, director of the humanitarian NGO Khalsa Aid India, and some of its other trustees, asking them to depose before it. Two days later, it was announced that the United Kingdom-based NGO was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Now, the NIA has reportedly postponed the examination of the NGO’s members.
Khalsa Aid was founded by the British Sikh activist Ravi Singh in in 1999. It has chapters in various countries, including India. The NGO works on the principle, “Recognize the whole human race as one, to serve humanity”.
In India, it is known for helping rebuild Kerala after the devastating 2018 floods, providing aid to the frontline workers and casualties of the covid-19 lockdown, and supporting the ongoing farmers’ protest in Haryana. At the latter, it has provided food, water, toilet and a convenience store, even installed electric foot-massagers for the tired protestors….