Keep it clean, keep it safe: How the federal agencies raided the PFI

The NIA, ED raids on the Popular Front of India was probably one of the most meticulously planned operations by the agencies which involved everything from planning to coordination to complete secrecy.

New Delhi, Sep 24: The raids on the Popular Front of India (PFI) across the country which led to the arrest of 106 accused was probably one of the most meticulously planned operations.

Raids were carried out across 15 states which led to the arrest of O M S Salam, and this involved the coordination between the National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, the Intelligence Bureau and 86 platoons of para-military forces.

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Islamic State operatives in Karnataka believed India will be free when Caliphate is set up

The accused arrested in the Shivamogga murder case believed that India hasn’t secured freedom yet and that it would be independent only once the Caliphate is established.

New Delhi, Sep 24: India will achieve freedom only once the Caliphate is established, the Islamic State terrorists arrested in Karnataka had thought. They had an ideology that India had not secured its independence still and the indolence which the country has achieved is from the British rule, Shivamogga Superintendent of Police B M Lakshmi Prasad said while sharing details of the probe into the incident.

The accused also felt that real freedom will be achieved only when the Caliphate is established. The police have booked engineer Syed Yasin, engineering student Maaz Muneer and Shariq under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on September 19. Shariq, however, is absconding.

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Diplomat thanking Canada Sikh referendum proves again the role of Pakistan

Pakistani Consul General’s visit to pro Khalistan Gurudwaras in Canada once again proves how deeply is Pakistan involved in Sikh extremism and its violent acts against India.

New Delhi, Sep 23: Pakistani Consul General Janbaz Khan visited two pro Khalistanis Gurudwara in Surrey, Vancouver on the day the Sikh Referendum was held in Brampton.

The visit by Khan was to thank the office bearers for sending donations for flood relief in Pakistan. Khan has done two stints in India in the Pakistan High Commission. He visited pro-Khalistan Sri Dashmesh Darbar and Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara in Surrey on September 18, a report in the Hindustan Times said. He was accompanied by two officers of his consulate and held secret meetings with the separatist office bearers.

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The NIA, ED dossiers that led to the raid on the PFI

Multiple agencies such as the NIA and the Intelligence Bureau have prepared detailed dossiers on the outfits which focus around the funding pattern and the activities of the PFI.

New Delhi, Sep 23: In one of the biggest operations in recent times, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) jointly conducted raids on the PFI-SDPI leadership in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The operation was overseen by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

At around 3.30 a.m., the order to go ahead with the raids was issued by NIA director general Dinkar Gupta and ED director Sanjay Mishra. The raids at fifteen states were carried out with the assistance of the local police.

Multiple agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau and the NIA have prepared detailed dossiers on the outfits. The dossiers focus around the funding pattern and activities of the organisation.

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In NIA-ED raids on PFI, highest number of arrests are from Kerala

New Delhi, Sep 22: In a major operation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Enforcement Directorate and local police launched multiple raids across 13 states to crackdown on terror activities and funding. The raids conducted in states including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Assam began at around 3.30 am on Thursday and over 101 leaders of the Popular Front of India have been arrested so far.

22 arrests were made in Kerala making it the highest followed by Karnataka and Maharashtra (20 each). In Tamil Nadu and Assam 10 and nine arrests were made respectively while in Uttar Pradesh it was eight, Andhra Pradesh, five and Madhya Pradesh, four.

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NIA biggest raid across the country sets the tone for a ban on the PFI

PFI as an organisation came into existence in 2006. However, it dates back to 1993 when an organisation called the National Development Front was formed to protect the interests of Muslims in Kerala following the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

New Delhi, Sep 22: In a joint operation the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate raided multiple locations in a bid to crack down on the Popular Front of India.

Raids took place at Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka among other places. Over 100 PFI members have been detained by the ED, NIA and respective state police in various cases.

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With Khalistanis having a free run in Canada, UK, India set to send out strong message

India has repeatedly raised concerns about the rise of Khalistan extremism in Canada and the UK, but the countries have turned a blind eye to both the requests and the reminders

New Delhi, Sep 21: With cases of violence against Hindus rising and repeated requests to quell Sikh extremism falling on deaf ears, India has put Canada and the UK on notice.

India has repeatedly raised concerns about the rise of Khalistan extremism in Canada and the UK. Furthermore, these elements operate freely in these countries and plot violent acts in India with the support of their masters in Pakistan.

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What a few from India could learn from the anti-hijab protest in Iran

Iran has enforced a strict dress code which requires women to wear head scarves in public, and prohibits tight trousers, ripped jeans, brightly coloured outfits and clothes that expose the knees.

New Delhi, Sep 20: Iran has been witnessing protests over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the morality police. The authorities said on Friday that Mahsa Amini, 22, died in hospital three days after being in coma. She was arrested by the morality police after she visited the capital on September 13.

Reports said that the police provided no information on her arrest other than citing the hijab rule. Her mother said that Amini was detained despite her following the rules. She was wearing a long loose robe. She was arrested despite pleas made by her brother.

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The Mullahs from Bangladesh and how Assam became hotbed of jihadi activity

Illegal immigration from Bangladesh are part of a devious agenda to set up a Greater East Pakistan/Bangladesh and the primary targets in India are West Bengal and the North Eastern states

New Delhi, Sep 19: There has been enhanced activity by the mullahs from Bangladesh who are being invited to lower Assam. They have been coming in to Assam on tourist visas and then conducting religious preaching.

On Saturday, 17 Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Assam’s Biswanath district on the charge that they were involved in religious preaching. All these persons had entered Assam on tourist visas and conducted religious events in violation of the provisions of their visa, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.

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Opposition needs to understand that right to religion is not a right to convert

When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land – Desmond Tutu

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Karnataka Legislative Council on Thursday passed the anti-conversion bill by a voice vote. The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 popularly known as the anti-conversion bill was passed following a heated debate between the ruling BJP government and Congress.

The new laws aim at stopping conversion by allurement or fraud and also imposes a heavy penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh and a jail term of up to 10 years.

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