New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- New Delhi The Lok Sabha passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment (FCRA) Bill, 2020 on Sept. 21, amid concerns by voluntary organisations that the new changes will further tighten channels of funding from abroad.

Minister of state for home Nityanand Rai, during a discussion in the Lower House, argued that the law needed to be updated further to "prevent the misuse of foreign funds".

The Bill amends the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (FCRA 2010) to make several new provisions. The FCRA 2010 has already been amended twice. The first amendment was made by Section 236 of the Finance Act, 2016 and the second by Section 220 of the Finance Act, 2018.

Here's the context of why the new changes are i...