Sufi Body demands ban on radical organisations like Popular Front of India (PFI)
31 July, 2022 | Simran Turak
Religious groups including the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC), Saturday, July 31 proposed a ban on organizations like Popular Front of India (PFI) for indulging in anti-national activ...
Religious groups including the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC), Saturday, July 31 proposed a ban on organizations like Popular Front of India (PFI) for indulging in anti-national activities. The proposal was kept forward at an interfaith conference organised in New Delhi
The AISSC said, “Organisations like PFI and any other such fronts, who have been indulging in anti-national activities, pursuing a divisive agenda and creating discord amongst our citizens must be banned and action initiated against them as per the law of the land.”
According to media reports, AISSC chief Syed Naseeruddin Chishti said, “We want to give the message that all religious leaders have a responsibility to guide their community, and especially the youth, to aspire to be responsible citizens of India.”
“It is observed that social media platforms are being used for promoting hatred against religions and their followers. We request the Govt to take serious note and initiate appropriate measures to curb the menace,” he added.
National security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was present at the conference. He advised the leaders of different religions to counter the radical forces trying to create hatred in the name of religion and ideology, which adversely affect the country and have international influence.
“Some people try to create animosity in the name of religion that adversely affects the entire country and also has ramifications internationally,” he said.
“We cannot be a mute spectator to this. To counter religious animosity, we have to work together and make every religious body feel part of India. In this, we sail and sink together,” Doval said at the conference.