Since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014, his Hindu Nationalist government has revoked the licenses of 15,000 foreign NGOs who provide services to India's poor and marginalised, as well as to the country's 28 million Christians and other minority groups.

Modi's actions are based on the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, which was originally passed in 1976 but underwent modifications in 2010 under the government of his predecessor, Manmohan Singh. The Act restricts foreign financial...

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