Central Govt is preparing to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI)

Investigation agencies report that PFI is another variant of SIMI

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Once a terrorist organisation is banned, the same terrorist continues to carry out terrorist activities by launching another organisation under a different name. For this, the Government must eliminate terrorists along with terrorist organisations.

New Delhi – Central Government will soon ban the Jihadi outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and the process is said to be almost complete. Evidence is emerging that this is the same organisation behind the attacks on Shriram Navami processions at some places. Against this background, the Government is preparing to ban this organisation. PFI has been already banned in some States. PFI was established in the year 2006.

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According to sources, the Union Home Ministry has enough evidence to ban PFI. In April 2021, the country’s Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had said in the Supreme Court that Government is implementing a process to ban PFI.

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Central Investigation Agency (NIA) have submitted a report to Home Ministry recommending a ban on the PFI.  It states that PFI is another variant of the banned terrorist organisation SIMI. SIMI was banned in 2001.

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