Preparations complete to neutralise Popular Front in UP, says DGP 

Lucknow:  In wake of violent protests in the state against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Uttar Pradesh Police says it has devised a strategy to neutralise the Popular Front of India (PFI), seen as the instigator of bulk of the violence, and if all goes well, the organisation will not be able to counter the action.

While the Yogi Adityanath-led state government was all out for banning the PFI, but officials in the administration and the police contended that unless the outfit”s activities were curbed first, the violence would continue.

In an exclusive conversation with IANS over phone on Monday, state Director General of Police Om Prakash Singh said: “We arrested as many as 23 PFI activists from various violence-hit areas and this makes clear who was the primary instigator. We have got significant information from the arrested PFI members but cannot disclose it at this point in time.

“….much of this information is shocking and destabilising. First of all, we need peace and amity. If peace is there, then only can there be law and order.”

Asked why the UP Police was focussing on the PFI when violence also broke out in various cities of the country, including the national capital, where Jamia Nagar, Seelampur-Jafrabad, and Daryaganj were the hotspots, the state”s top police officer said: “When matters come to an head, it is necessary to tackle them. The state police has obtained enough evidence and witnesses to build a tight case for banning the organisation.”

To the point that a proposal to ban the PFI was doing the rounds around six months back but had remained inconclusive, he said that there had been talk about this, but he did not recall the matter much. “But now almost everything has been decided. The state police HQ will soon recommend to the government that the PFI be banned in public interest.”

Can the state government ban the PFI on the state police”s recommendation? To this, the DGP said: “It is not like this. We will write to the state government and on our recommendation, it will move the Union Home Ministry with the necessary evidence, based on which we are seeking a ban on this controversial organisation. We have enough material to move the Union Home Ministry for action against the PFI.”

He reiterated that the state police only decided to move ahead after obtaining solid evidence.


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  1. There are few words to be understand in regard to mispropagstion of banining PFI. Instigation, inciting, education,deprivation ,breach of trust of those who have taken of allegience to the constitution of India. 1. Blaming PFI and making i unlawful allegation by misusing their powers is an easy job to hide their heinous crimes the nation and world has seen
    No police officer of any rank can prove honestly the involvement of PFI in any Violance. PFI only educate people of their constitutional citizens rights to which the Fascists Govt does not like.
    2. Tha Fascists Govts in the country have captured all tha democratic institutions and conti -nuously breaching the trust of people and oath they Fraudulently made at the time capturing of powers.
    Police itself instead of providing security to the protesting citizens against Govts stupid decisions by which they are bringing new HAVOC every day security forces on their instigation are also breatching trust and allegiance to the Constitution at the time joining their govt services.
    Therefore from these two points only one can easily reach the judgement that who are TRAITORS and who are liable to be punished.

  2. Police should understand their role. They are there for safety and security of the people and not to do politics and moral policing.

  3. Pfi says it work for minority right and dalit issue but things shows different objectives
    1. Chairman of pfi mr abdul rehman previuosly assosiated with simi( banned terrorist group)when simi banned then simis activist joined pfi.
    2. pfi involved in kidnaping ( mysore college campas case) muder( rss activist and cpi ( m) ; gopal sachin murder case etc pfi involved)
    3. Kerala police arrested pfi activist in training camp where they are learning how to make bomb, other weapon discovered .
    4.pfi account shows it get fund from west asian terrorist groups.
    many other social work associated with pfi.


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