PFI prohibited: A government alert said the PFI and its affiliate organisations orfronts have actually been proclaimed “unlawful organization” with instant result under the Unlawful Tasks (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

After two rounds of nationwide raids and apprehension of over 240 participants of Popular Front Of India (PFI) in a week, the centre last night banned the attire for five years over supposed terror tasks.

A government alert stated the PFI as well as its associate organisations or fronts have been declared “illegal organization” with immediate effect under the Unlawful Tasks (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The government cited the attire’s linkages with Trainees Islamic Motion of India (SIMI), Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) as well as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as said that PFI is involved in a number of criminal as well as terror cases.

The notification released by the Ministry of Residence Affairs stated PFI and its associates or associates have actually been indulging in unlawful activities, which are “prejudicial to the stability, sovereignty and protection of the country”, which they have the potential to disturb public tranquility as well as common consistency.

It said PFI has actually been seeking a secret schedule to radicalise a particular area of the society, which the clothing reveals sheer disrespect in the direction of the constitutional authority of the country.

“With funds as well as ideological support from outdoors, it has actually ended up being a significant danger to the inner safety of the nation,” the notification included.

The notice additionally stated that several criminal activities and also ruthless murders have actually been dedicated by PFI members over the past to produce “reign of fear in public mind”.

3 states – Karnataka, Gujarat as well as Uttar Pradesh – have actually recommended a restriction on the organisation, the ministry said.

Facilities linked to PFI leaders as well as functionaries across 15 states were first raided on September 22 – in a worked with step by National Checking out Company (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and also the state authorities – resulting in over 100 arrests.

The second round of nationwide suppression on the organisation was executed the other day. A total amount of 247 arrests have been made until now, officials stated.

Besides PFI, its associate organisations – Rehabilitation India Structure (RIF), University Front of India (CF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Civil Rights Organisation (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Structure and Rehabilitation Foundation, Kerala – have also been banned.

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Last Updated: 28 September 2022