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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With Gehlot most certainly out of running, who will be next president of Congress

New Delhi, Sep 27: The political crisis within the Congress continues to rage on. Reports now suggest that the candidature of Ashok Gehlot is under cloud following a rebellion staged by Rajasthan Congress MLAs close to him.

Gehlot who has been a Gandhi loyalist for years was considered to be a front-runner for the post of Congress president. Now the Gandhi family has reportedly removed Gehlot from the running for the top post in the party.

With Gehlot most certainly out of the race, let us take a look at the potential candidates who could be the next president of the Congress party.

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NIA undertakes another mega raid on PFI, takes scores of operatives into custody

New Delhi, Sep 27: The mega raids on the Popular Front of India (PFI) continued today. This is the second time that a raid of such a huge scale is being carried out against the PFI in two weeks.

The NIA continued with its raids on the outfit in eight different states and several members of the PFI have also been detained. Last week the NIA arrested 106 operatives of the group including its chairman O M A Salam.

Sources tell OneIndia that today’s raids are being carried out based on the information that was received following the arrests of the operatives during the first round.

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Islamic radicals have a field day attacking Hindu leaders in Tamil Nadu

The attacks on Hindus and the rise of Islamic outfits in Tamil Nadu is nothing new. The state has had the presence of outfits such as Al Umma, Al-Badr and SIMI for long and today all these groups have merged into the Islamic State.

New Delhi, Sep 26: The Tamil Nadu police have issued a stern warning amidst the multiple attacks against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders in the state.

The police said that those involved in such acts would be booked under the stringent provisos of the National Security Act (NSA).

Petrol bombs have been used to attacks BJP and RSS leaders in Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram, Thiruppur, Kanyakumari and Salem. Attacks on functionaries of the RSS and BJP in Tamil Nadu are nothing new.

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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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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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