- A crisis response campaigner Aaron Gray-Block, with Greenpeace International was denied entry into India as its name is figured in a Home Ministry “black list”.
- Greenpeace India, which was under the government’s scanner for allegedly violating various provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act .
- Gray-Block had earlier campaigned against mining of Mahan coal block (Madhya Pradesh) and had written several articles and blogs criticizing the Indian government.
- Greenpeace India claimed that no formal reason was given by immigration officials in Bengaluru for turning back Gray-Block but the NGO claimed that as Gray-Block was denied entry, his passport was seized and he was later put on a flight to Kuala Lumpur. His passport was returned to him after he landed in Kuala Lumpur.