Assam Police launches operation against PFI, detains several people

27 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Tuesday saw the beginning of yet another operation by the Assam Police against the Popular Front of India (PFI) across the state’s several districts. Numerous PFI-related individuals have bee...

Tuesday saw the beginning of yet another operation by the Assam Police against the Popular Front of India (PFI) across the state’s several districts.

Numerous PFI-related individuals have been apprehended by the authorities. According to Hiren Nath, ADGP (Special Branch) of Assam Police, multiple persons have been apprehended by law enforcement in various districts.

According to Kamrup District Police Superintendent Hitesh Ch. Roy, four people connected to PFI were apprehended by the Kamrup District Police on Tuesday in the Nagarbera region.

Hitesh Ch. Roy stated that “our operation against PFI is going in several sections of the district.”

Earlier, the Assam Police detained 11 PFI worker leaders from different areas of the state, along with one from Delhi.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police detained a guy on Monday in connection with the widespread crackdown on PFI as part of the organization’s ongoing persecution.

Mohd Abed Ali has been named as the apprehended suspect.

Yesterday, one more individual was taken into custody by the UP Police Special Task Form (STF). According to police, Abdul Majeed was apprehended by the STF at the Vibhutikhand bus stop in Lucknow while attempting to flee the city in violation of the 1967 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Prior to this, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliated organisations were not yet the target of raids by the National Investigation Agency for “acts of communal hatred,” according to the Karnataka chapter of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a political wing of the Popular Front of India.

During its largest-ever operations, which were conducted across 15 states on September 22, the NIA detained over 106 PFI members.

Bhaskar, the State Principal Secretary of the SDPI, spoke at a news conference here and stated: “We denounce the NIA’s unlawful raids. Why hasn’t the RSS yet been searched? We claim that RSS is both an unregistered and terrorist organisation. PFI is a legally recognised company “.

The SDPI leader referred to the NIA raids as a “ploy” to silence a “strong voice” and insisted that the government had no evidence to support any charges brought against the political group.

“This is a ruse to muzzle a strong┬ávoice. They attempted this for years, but they were never able to establish even the slightest evidence against SDPI. The communal fascist regime, however, consistently carries out such acts to incite the populace to hate the SDPI and PFI groups “The head of the SDPI added.

“The RSS, together with its affiliates like the Bajrang Dal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Sri Ram Sena, and others, is the most dangerous organisation in our nation. They participate in acts of intergroup animosity. However, NIA has never attacked them” the head of the SDPI said.

The National Development Front of Kerala, the Karnataka Forum for Dignity, and the Manitha Neethi Pasari of Tamil Nadu, three Muslim groups that had been created following the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition, were combined to form the PFI, which was introduced in Kerala in 2006. PFI was created after combining some of the fringe organisations that had emerged in south India following the destruction of the Babri mosque.

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