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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency and the Law Enforcement Directorate are conducting search operations across the country. The two central investigating agencies have conducted searches at various organizations of the banned People’s Front of India in several states, including Kerala. It is also reported that 100 people have been arrested so far. PFI chief Parvez Ahmed was arrested. Now the question is what is this PFI or People’s Front of India? Why is this organization banned?
People’s Front of India-
The Popular Front of India is a radical Islamic organization. After the destruction of Babri Masjid in 1992, three Muslim organizations came together to form this organization. The name of this organization, formed in 2006, is the National Development Front. Later, several organisations, including Manita Neeti Pasarai, Karnataka Forum for Dignity, merged to form the People’s Front of India. This organization was associated with anti-people and anti-social activities. This organization has branches in different states. However, PFI claims to be engaged in neo-social activities. The organization claims that they ensure the safety, justice and freedom of society. Clashes between the PFI and the Sangh Parivar are also frequent in Kerala and Karnataka.
Grievances by Kerala Govt.
In 2012, the Kerala government said that PFI was actually the banned organization Students Islamic Movement of India. They are the ones who changed the name and created this new organization. Following this, the Kerala government banned the PFI Freedom Parade. However, later PFI in the Kerala High Court. Although the government’s decision was then overturned by a court, the organization’s ban remained in effect. Several states, including Kerala, currently prohibit PFIs. The Center is also in the process of banning this organization.
A large number of weapons were seized
Several items including arms, bombs, gunpowder, swords were seized from PFI members during searches in various states of the country. Police and other investigative agencies have reported that this organization has ties to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. In 2012, the organization protested against the Unlawful Activities Act or UPA Act.
The organization has been accused of being involved in several criminal activities such as possession of illegal weapons, kidnapping, murder, spreading hatred among common people, riots and love jihad. In 2010, he was also accused of facilitating and financing terrorist activities.
Killing members of rival organizations
In addition to supporting terrorist activities, members of this organization are accused of riots and murders. In 2003, PFI members were also accused of rioting and killing eight Hindus in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Why this search operation?
The NIA has launched a nationwide manhunt since earlier this month. They searched 40 places in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and arrested four people. During the search operation, NIA seized various digital documents, two daggers and Rs 8 lakh 31 thousand 500.
On September 18, searches were conducted in several places including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. The NIA conducted a joint operation with the Enforcement Directorate this morning. The search was conducted in more than 10 states including West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. Over 100 PFI members were arrested.