Delhi Police uses Section 8 of UAPA to seal PFI offices, says they were used for illegal acts

The FIR said that the PFI carried out illegal activities from these offices and the three offices were sealed down under Section 8 of the UAPA.

New Delhi, Oct 03: The Delhi Police has initiated action against the Popular Front of India (PFI) and has sealed down its three offices. A case against the PFI under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act UAPA has been lodged at the Shaheen Bagh police station.

The three offices of the PFI at the ground floors of the Jaid Apartment, Hilal house in Abu Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar and Tehri Manzil Jamia were sealed down under Section 8 of the UAPA.

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A PFI linked module of 2016 and the spread of the Islamic State ideology in south India

A powerful module affiliated with the PFI had planned to kill judges, policemen and politicians as part of their plan to wage war against the state. This module operated mainly in southern India

New Delhi, Oct 01: The investigations being conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) revealed that a very powerful module affiliated with the Popular Front of India (PFI), which was banned earlier this week, had planned targeted killings of high-profile personalities.

The module that was busted by the NIA goes by the name Ansar-ul-Khilafa KL. The module comprising 10 members had planned to kill judges, policemen and politicians as part of their plan to wage war against the state. This module operated mainly in southern India.

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The PFI’s one-point agenda was attacks on Hindus

The PFI and its various front organisations had a presence in over 17 states in the country and over 1,300 criminal cases had been registered by the police and the NIA against its cadres and front organisations in different states.

New Delhi, Sep 29: The Ministry of Home Affairs which banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and 8 of its associate fronts had found that the outfit was the most potent radical Muslim outfit and its members were involved in various acts of violence.

The PFI had its presence in 17 states and it encouraged its cadre to indulge in acts of violence and create disharmony in the community. The agencies which have prepared several dossiers on the outfit learnt that some of the operatives especially from Kerala had left India and joined the Islamic State apart from taking part in terror activities in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Linkages with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were also found.

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Offices attached, funds seized, travel restrictions: The effect of the ban on PFI

The government took the decision to ban the outfit for five years after it was found that it was indulging in alleged terror funding.

New Delhi, Sep 28: The Popular Front of India is now a terrorist organisation considering it has been banned under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The ban would cripple the outfit’s funding, recruitment and it can be booked under terror charges in any part of the country. Further the outfit will not be able to organise conferences, donation drives or come up with any publication.

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PFI and affiliates banned by government of India

New Delhi, Sep 28: The government of India has banned the Popular Front of India. The decision comes after two back-to-back mega nation wide raids on the outfit.

The government took the decision to ban the outfit for five years after it was found that it was indulging in alleged terror funding.

PFI’s associate organisations Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala have also been banned.

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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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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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Ghazwa-e-Hind to Hinduphobia: The larger goal Islamists want to achieve

The destruction of India has always been on the agenda of Jihadi elements and there have often been call for Ghazwa-e-Hind. Now a report confirms that hate speeches against the Hindu community has also risen sharply on social media

New Delhi, July 14: Ghazwa-e-Hind, which Pakistani terrorists have used against India for several decades came back in a big way into the narrative following the decision by the Narendra Modi government to abrogate Article 370.

The destruction of India has always been on the agenda of Jihadi elements and clarion call for Ghazwa-e-Hind has been given several times. Amidst this, Bihar police read out an excerpt from an eight-page document titled ‘India Vision 2047’ on Wednesday. Reading out the excerpt attributed to the PFI, the police said, “Even if 10 per cent Muslim population rally behind the vision, then they could subjugate the coward majority community and bring back the glory.”

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