It is like this here; when a man beats his wife regularly, and the wife gets him soundly thrashed by the police, 'civil liberties' groups are sometimes confused on what stand to take and your chanel are issuing misguided statements including this threads author one among many confused third generation metro wives before us !
Quoted Adv. Sh. Suresh Babu is confused and so is your article author on whether the referred Agreemet is still in place in reference to India or not ! We sish your article writer done home work before making the article live !
We all know that SIDA means Swedish International Development Agency
1. We also know that based on SIDA funded / grant support a Indian NGO played an instrumental role leading to a judgment by the Delhi High Court on gay rights in India (LGBT to be more polite to their cause) two years back.
2. Since SIDA was founded in the 1960s, India has been one of the biggest recipients of economic aid from Sweden. When India tested its nuclear weapons in 1998, the Swedish government chose to terminate the bilateral development cooperation agreement releaed by SIDA to its ratified member States. But the financing of projects already underway continued.
In 2003, the Indian government decided it would no longer receive financial aid from smaller donors such as Sweden with annual contributions below USD 25 million. The phasing out of traditional bilateral development cooperation was begun partly because of this executive decision of Indian State and article quoted bilateral agreement is one among others which got phased out !.
Hence the re. agreement is no longer in place after India's decision to refuse below its dignity grants............
3. Sweden’s development cooperation with India now -a-days mostly concerns the environment and climate control areas. This is in accordance with a decision by the Swedish government in 2009. Currently only on going yearly extension based Bilateral Agreements enjoyed between two countries are on Technology related fields, Textile export from India, Environment (climate change) projects and knowledge exchange and lastly on (Health) Midwives training to redue mortality rates in some of the rural parts of India.
We are aware the news article came to public scrutiny since there are some 80 Writ Petition pending before Hon'ble HC of Madras to scrap (Bharat Ratna) DV Act as filed by MRA (Men's Rights Activists)
We hope you shall rectify your mistake on SIDA and publish correction at the earliest.