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Vaishno Devi free to accept overseas funds

The shrine was among the 8,673 associations which were restricted from accepting donation from foreign countries.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 16:11 IST

Vaishno Devi shrine, one of country's most popular holy places, is free to accept funds from overseas, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

The shrine was among the 8,673 associations which were restricted from accepting donation from foreign countries.

However, the order of imposition was revoked in February after it submitted accounts for receipt of foreign contribution for the preceding four years, Minister of State for Home SP Jaiswal told the Lok Sabha.

Organisations accepting foreign funds have to file receipt and utilisation of foreign contribution received by them under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 16:11 IST