PFI Banned In India, PFI Ban News: The Centre has declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates an ‘unlawful association’ with immediate effect, banning it for five years.
This comes after the authorities detained scores of members of the organization on Tuesday and earlier in the month. The organization is accused of being involved in anti-national activities and instigating violence.
Central Government declares PFI (Popular Front of India) and its associates or affiliates or fronts as an unlawful association with immediate effect, for a period of five years. pic.twitter.com/ZVuDcBw8EL
— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2022
In a notification issued late Tuesday night, the Union Home Ministry said the government is of the opinion that the PFI and its affiliates have been involved in subversive activities, thereby disturbing public order and undermining the constitutional setup of the country, and encouraging and enforcing a terror-based regressive regime.
It continues “propagating anti-national sentiments and radicalizing a particular section of society” with the intention to create disaffection against the country, it said.
“And whereas, the central government for the above-mentioned reasons is firm of the opinion that having regard to the activities of the PFI, it is necessary to declare the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts to be an unlawful association with immediate effect,” the Home Ministry notification read.