By Muslim Mirror
It seems like a hide and seek game between The Popular Front of India (PFI) and Government. Hours after ban on Wednesday Front announced the dissolution of the organisation, its affiliated organisations.
PFI state general secretary A Abdul Sattar claimed in a statement that the organisation was disbanded after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a notification banning it.
“As law-abiding citizens of the country, we accept the decision of the Home Ministry,” he said.
“The PFI has been working with a clear vision for the socio-economic and cultural empowerment of the underprivileged, downtrodden and marginalised sections of the society for the past three decades. But as law-abiding citizens of our great country, the organisation accepts the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It also informs all its former members and the general public that the Popular Front of India has been disbanded. All members of the Popular Front of India are requested to cease their activities since the publication of the notification,’’ Sattar said.
The PFI and its associate organisations, including the Rehab India Foundation (RIF) and the Campus Front of India, were banned for five years by the MHA on Wednesday morning under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The ban came a day after the second statewide crackdown on the organisation in five days, with police teams from seven states conducting raids on Tuesday and detaining or arresting more than 270 persons with claimed links to the outfit.