Why PFI banned in India :
Popular Front of India (PFI) has been banned in India for five years. Apart from this, eight other organizations associated with PFI have also been banned by the Ministry of Home Affairs. In the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been said that many such evidences have been found against this organization, which proves that the PFI was indulging in anti-national activities. Apart from this, it has also been said that the members of the organization went to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and joined terrorist organizations like IS.
In such a situation, it is necessary to know how the plan to overthrow an organization like PFI, which had deep roots in India, was prepared. After all, when was the preparation for such a big action and what did the government do to ban PFI. Here we will tell you the full story of the ban on Popular Front of India, let’s know …
First know what is PFI?
The story of the dangerous terrorist designs of PFI is derived from the 1992 Babri demolition. To protect Muslim interests, Muslim leaders of Kerala established the National Democratic Front (NDF) in 1994. Gradually this organization went on strengthening its roots in this state and the name of this organization got associated with communal activities. After the killing of eight Hindus in Kozhikode in 2003, the organization was accused of having links with the ISI, which could not be proved. After the name came into the violent activities, the discussion of this organization started happening everywhere. After this, a meeting was held in Delhi in November 2006, in which three Muslim organizations from South India apart from NDF merged and Popular Front of India came into existence.
Now know the story of action
The story of such a massive action on PFI begins with the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka in August. Here Shah had come to take part in a program. This program is followed by a meeting between Amit Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and state Home Minister Araga Gyanendra and from here the action against PFI begins. After this Shah returned to Delhi and a team of flamboyant officers was prepared.
Now Doval’s entry
In the last week of August, there is a meeting between Home Minister Amit Shah and the National Security Advisor (NSA). In this meeting, the blueprint is drawn to take the entire plan against the PFI on the ground. After the meeting, teams are formed to work on- 1. Mapping the PFI network, 2. Trace PFI funding and collect evidence, 3. Re-investigation against all the previous riots and incidents.
When he got green signal from Modi
Sources associated with the PMO say that this entire plan was placed in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After getting the green signal from him, Doval started his work. Doval reached Kerala with PM Modi on 2 September. PM Modi returned to Delhi after INS Vikrant’s induction into the Navy here, but Doval stayed in Kerala. Here he held a meeting with the top police officers of Kerala. After this Doval reached Mumbai. Here too he held a meeting with the security officials of the Raj Bhavan. Also spoke to top police officers of Maharashtra. On September 15, Doval held a meeting with the officials of NIA and ED and informed about the entire action.
Broke the back in the first action itself
Now it was time to get this whole plan on the ground. On September 21, Doval had ordered all the officers to take action on the morning of September 22. In the early morning, the teams of NIA and ED started raiding the premises of more than 150 PFIs in 15 states. This was the biggest campaign ever against PFI. This is followed by 22 from Kerala, 20 from Maharashtra, 20 from Karnataka, 10 from Tamil Nadu, nine from Assam, eight from Uttar Pradesh, five from Andhra Pradesh, four from Madhya Pradesh, three from Puducherry, three from Delhi and two from Rajasthan. People were arrested. If we look at the figures of the whole country, 106 people associated with PFI were arrested on 22 September.
Roots uprooted in second raid
The central agency conducted the second major raid against the PFI on September 27. The raids took place in seven states and over 230 PFI members were detained. In this raid, maximum 80 people were arrested in Karnataka, 57 in UP, 25 each from Assam and Maharashtra, 32 in Delhi, 21 in Madhya Pradesh, 17 in Gujarat.
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