Karnataka Government seeks a ban on PFI, SDPI after attack on Congress MLA Tanveer Sait

Patriots and devout Hindus feel that the Central Government should take initiative in this matter and ban these jihadi organisations, instead of any action from some other quarter.

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – After the brutal attack on Karnataka Congress leader and Narasimhapura MLA Tanveer Sait, the State Government is mulling over a ban on the Islamic fundamentalist organisations, Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

After interrogating the perpetrator, Maqbool alias Farhaan Pasha, the Police have arrested five more people, who are alleged to be PFI and SDPI activists. Karnataka Revenue Minister and BJP leader R Ashok said that the State Government will first discuss the issue with the other Ministers and then recommend the Central Government to ban these radical Islamic organisations.

“These two organisations [PFI and KFD] are a major threat to the Nation. So, we will ban these organisations”, R Ashok said. He added that Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has already held talks with officials over the matter.

The Minister also attacked opposition party leader Siddaramaiah, saying that several cases against SDPI have been registered in the past but Siddaramaiah had withdrawn them during his tenure as the State Chief Minister.

Tourism Minister CT Ravi compared PFI and KDF to Taliban. He said that the matter will be discussed amongst the Ministers before action is taken.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had also slammed the opposition leader over the attack on Sait, claiming that Siddaramaiah was indirectly involved in the attack. Siddaramaiah had withdrawn 175 such cases aginst SDPI. (When so many cases have been registered against an organisation, the Congress-led Government withdraws the cases instead of recommending a ban on these organisations. This shows that the Congress party is ever-ready to endanger the security of citizens just to appease religious fanatics. – Editor)