Emphasizing the urgent need to ban the Popular Front of India , Maharashtra ATS chief Vineet Agarwal on Thursday said that the outfit was planning to turn India into an Islamic nation by 2047 and big leaders of the country including from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were their target. Agarwal said that it was very important to ban PFI because they were slow poison for the country.
Agarwal said that the big leaders of the country and the people of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were the target of PFI. “Agarwal said further, “We are using tools to recover their data, they had planned to make India an Islamic country by 2047 by motivating people to commit hate crimes when India will complete 100 years of independence, but the government’s decision has toppled their plan”.
“Maharashtra government home department has issued an order using powers under section 42 of UAPA and with the previous approval of MHA Central government. The move comes a day after the Union Home Ministry imposed a ban on the Popular Front of India for “terror links”. “The power which has been directed to be exercised by the State Government under section 7 of Unlawful Activities Act, 1967, stands delegated to the District Magistrate/ Commissioner of Police/ Superintendent of Police concerned, within their jurisdiction,” the order by the Kerala government dated September 28 stated.
“The power which has been directed to be exercised by the State Government under section 8 of Unlawful Activities Act, 1967, stands delegated to the District Magistrate/Commissioner of Police/ Superintendent of Police concerned, within their jurisdiction,” it further added.
“The order issued by the Tamil Nadu government dated September 28, it read, “The Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby directs that all the powers which are exercisable by the Government of Tamil Nadu under sections 7 and 8 of the said Act in relation to the aforesaid unlawful association, namely “Popular Front of India and its associates or affiliates or fronts including Rehab India Foundation , Campus Front of India , All India Imams Council , National Confederation of Human Rights Organization , National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala” shall also be exercised by the Commissioners of Police in the Cities and by the District Collectors elsewhere. Along with PFI, the ban is also imposed on its fronts, including Rehab India Foundation .
Campus Front of India , All India Imams Council , National Confederation of Human Rights Organization , National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as an “unlawful association”.
“The notification clearly mentioned that the ban has been imposed against PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts for “indulging in unlawful activities, which are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty and security of the country and have the potential of disturbing public peace and communal harmony of the country and supporting militancy in the country.