The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has been told by Amazon India that Amazon America has been paying the evangelist organisation, All India Mission, that is allegedly involved in converting children to Christianity.

NCPCR had, last month, summoned Amazon India head, Amit Agarwal over the company's purported funding to NGO All India Mission for its alleged unlawful practices. The summons was issued since Amazon India did not respond to notices and reminders by the NCPCR. He was asked to remain present on November 1.

As per NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo, the NCPCR had received a complaint that Amazon has been collecting donations in the name of All India Mission which is an evangelist organisation and is involved in the conversion of orphan children. Also, that it has been running Anti-India propaganda.

On September 14, NCPCR wrote to Amazon India regarding the complaint filed against it over funding All India Mission for its alleged unlawful practices.

Amazon India was then asked to submit an action taken report within 7 days, but no reply was received from the company. Hence, a reminder was sent on September, 30. But, no answer was received.

Thus, NCPCR under Sections 13 and 14 of the CPCR Act, 2005 summoned the Global Senior Vice President and Country Head, of Amazon India, Amit Agarwal to appear in person before the commission on November 1 along with the action taken report. It also directed Amazon to submit the reasons for the delay in the submission of the same.

As per Priyank Kanoongo, the Amazon representatives after appearing on November 1 informed that All India Mission is being funded by Amazon America and that Amazon India does not have information regarding the same. The company has requested for a reasonable time to collect the required information.

The NCPCR has granted a time of 10 days to Amazon India for the purpose of getting necessary information from Amazon America.