By Shivani Kapoor - September 22, 2022
New Delhi4 minutes ago
After the action of NIA, PFI workers in many states including Kerala-Karnataka raised slogans against the central agency.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids on several locations of Popular Front of India (PFI) in 10 states from 3.30 am on Thursday, which is continuing till now. More than 100 people associated with the organization have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan in this action in the Terror funding case. According to sources, about 200 NIA officers are carrying out this raid.
This list is being circulated on social media. It has been claimed that the NIA along with the ED and the state police have arrested 106 people from 11 states.
PFI workers took to the road in protest against the raid
PFI workers are protesting against this raid by NIA, ED and state police. Workers of the organization have come out on the streets in many places including Mallapuram in Kerala, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Mangaluru in Karnataka. PFI has issued a statement saying that this action is being taken to suppress the voice. The central agency is harassing us.
3 pictures of NIA action on PFI…
Central Force personnel posted at PFI office in Tamil Nadu’s Dindgul district amid NIA raids.
NIA has sealed the district office of PFI in Telangana’s Chandragutta.
Karnataka Police detained PFI activists protesting in Mangaluru.
PFI’s name came in 2 big controversies
1. Terrorist conspiracy exposed in Patna’s Phulwari Sharif in July, PM Modi was the target
Athar and Alauddin were arrested by the police from Phulwari Sharif. It was alleged that a 7-page document named India 2047 was also found from them. While working on the plan recorded in it, he wanted to make India a Muslim nation in the next 25 years.
In July, Patna Police had uncovered the terrorist conspiracy by raiding Phulwari Sharif. According to the revelations, the target of the terrorists was Prime Minister Modi. In September, the NIA conducted raids in Bihar after the names of PFI workers surfaced in this case. Click here to read full news…
2. Accused of starting hijab controversy in Udupi, Karnataka
During the hearing in the Supreme Court on the hijab controversy on 20 September, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Karnataka government, said that till 2021, girls did not have a problem with the dress code.
The hijab controversy started in Udupi, Karnataka earlier this year. According to the Karnataka government, PFI workers were also behind this controversy. The government told the Supreme Court that due to the conspiracy of PFI, the hijab controversy arose in Karnataka. Click here to read full news…
Organization is banned in Jharkhand, also on the radar of the Center
PFI is currently banned only in Jharkhand on the charge of spreading communalism in the society. Against this the organization has also appealed in the court. At the same time, the central government is also preparing to tighten the noose on PFI. For this, a team was formed in August itself, which was entrusted with the responsibility of working on three fronts.
PFI leader Qasimi gave controversial statement
On September 18, during a rally in Kozhikode, Kerala, PFI leader Afzal Qasimi had said – Sangh Parivar and government people are trying to suppress us, but whenever there is a threat to Islam, we will not back down from giving martyrdom. Qasimi said- This is the second fight for freedom and Muslims have to be ready for jihad.
The ‘Save the Republic’ program was organized by PFI on 18 September. In this program, Qasimi made a controversial statement.
Professor’s hand was chopped off on charges of blasphemy 12 years ago in Kerala, accused were associated with PFI
In Kerala in 2010, college professor TJ Joseph had come under the scanner of fundamentalists. Professor Joseph had written the name ‘Mohammed’ in the question paper prepared for the examination. Joseph was accused of hurting religious sentiments and blasphemy. The fanatics cut off his right hand and said – With this hand you have insulted the Prophet. That’s why you should never write again with this hand. This was the first incident in which the name of PFI was linked in a case against blasphemy in India. Read NewsBust India’s exclusive report…
Formed in 2007, expanded to 20 states
Popular Front India (PFI) was formed in 2007 by Manitha Niti Pasarai (MNP) and an organization named National Development Fund (NDF). Initially this organization was active only in the states of South India, but now it has expanded to 20 states including UP-Bihar.