Chairman Royce on the hearing: “In three weeks, Compassion International – which provides critical tutoring, nutrition and medical services to children in India – could be shut down because of Indian government regulators. It is my hope that by bringing attention to this issue, 145,000 children will not be tragically denied services they desperately need. And then, relations between the two countries will be even stronger.”

Opening Statements

Chairman Royce’s opening statement



Mr. Stephen Oakley
General Counsel and Vice President of the General Counsel Office
Compassion International
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. John Sifton
Acting Deputy Washington Director
Asia Advocacy Director
Human Rights Watch
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Irfan Nooruddin, Ph.D.
Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics
Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Hearing transcript (PDF)