Politicians React to PFI Ban

The PFI has been declared an 'unlawful association', which the UAPA defines as an association that has for its object any activity that is punishable under sections 153A and 153B of the IPC.

It is promoting enmity between groups and making imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration.

The central government has announced a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI), the organisation whose leaders and offices were raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in states across the country on September 22.

Muslim organisations in Kerala are divided over the Union Home Ministry’s ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI).

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad called the RSS a “Hindu extremist organisation” that deserved to be banned upon being asked by journalists to react to PFI’s ban.

“They keep raising the bogey of PFI. It is the RSS, which is all about Hindu extremism, which deserves to be banned first,” said Lalu.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath said in “new India”, those posing a threat to the country’s national unity and integrity are not acceptable.