Center set to ban radical Islamic outfit ‘Popular front of India’ (PFI)

New Delhi – ‘The Central Government is soon likely to ban the radical Islamic Outfit ‘Popular Front of India (PFI)’ which has been blamed for the violence and communal tension in parts of India during Ram Navami this year.


The Government is likely to take a decision soon. Sources added that preparations for the ban have been completed and a notification is likely to be announced soon.

The PFI, a radical Islamic organisation, is already banned in several States, but the Government now plans to ban the outfit through a central notification.

Violence had erupted in April during the Ram Navami processions in Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. On 14th April, Madhya Pradesh BJP Chief VD Sharma had alleged that the PFI funded the arson and stone-pelting in Khargone, which led to curfew being imposed in the area.

Speaking to the media, BJP Yuva Morcha Chief Tejasvi Surya, too, accused the PFI of instigating communal tension. Stopped from proceeding to the stone-pelting site in Karauli in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Surya said: “We didn’t have arms or stones in our hands unlike the PFI. We wanted to undertake the Nyay Yatra and demand justice for the victims”.

The PFI is already banned in several States, but the Government now plans to ban it through a central notification !

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