The government yesterday ordered the blocking of all social media accounts of the banned outfit, including Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook accounts.
PFI and its staff booked under UAPA
The Ministry of the Interior (BM) announced the ban of the organization in a statement issued late on Tuesday, in which it declared the PFI and its associations, associations or fronts to be illegal associations with immediate effect.
Along with PFI, the ban also applies to fronts including Rehab India Foundation (RIF). Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as “unlawful association “.
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The notification clearly mentioned that the ban was imposed on PFI and its associates, affiliates or fronts for “engaging in unlawful activities that are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty and security of the country and may disturb public tranquility and communal harmony. the country and supports militancy in the country.
“During the exercise of the powers provided for in Section 3 (1) of the Illegal Activity (Prevention) Act. In 1967 (37.1967), the central government declares the People’s Front of India (PFI) and its associated organizations or subsidiaries or fronts, including the Rehab India Foundation (RIF). Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as “illegal association”, the article reads. the notification.
“The Central Government hereby directs that this notification, subject to any provision made under section 4 of the UAPA, shall remain in force for a period of five years from the date of its publication in the Office.”
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Investigative agencies made these connections
The Center issued the ban citing investigations by its agencies, noting that “investigations have revealed clear links between PFI and its associates, affiliates or fronts.”
It is also alleged that “some of the founding members of PFI are leaders of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and PFI has links with Jamat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), both banned organisations”.
“There have been numerous examples of PFI having international links with global terrorist groups called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The PFI and its collaborators, affiliates or fronts are working covertly to increase the radicalization of a community by promoting a sense of insecurity in the country, which is supported by the fact that some cadres of the PFI have joined international terrorist organizations.”
The PFI is “involved in several criminal and terrorist cases and shows disrespect for the country’s constitutional authority, and with money and ideological support from outside it poses a serious threat to the country’s internal security,” the statement said.