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Centre bans PFI, eight front organisations, including Campus Front of India for five years

Current Affairs

  • The PFI and its affiliate organisations have been declared an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the government said, citing the outfit’s links with the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Islamic State or ISIS, and said the PFI is involved in several criminal and terror cases.
  • The ministry said the PFI has been involved in violent acts like, “chopping off the hand of a college professor in Kerala and cold-blooded killings of people associated with organisations espousing other faiths.”
  • “Several criminal activities and brutal murders have been committed by PFI members over the past to create reign of terror in public mind.”
  • The PFI has been “pursuing a secret agenda to radicalise a particular section of the society”, said the ministry, adding that the outfit shows “sheer disrespect towards the constitutional authority of the country”.

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