Indian Islamic organization Popular Front of India (PFI) has been banned for five years by the country’s Union Home Ministry.
According to a report by the country’s media, NDTV, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has included not only the PFI but also its affiliates.
These are Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, All India Imams Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organization, National Women’s Front, Empower India Foundation.
According to Section 35 of the UAPA Act, a total of 42 organizations in the country are still banned. PFI is the newest addition to that list.
For the past few days, the governments of Karnataka, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have been demanding a ban on PFIs. It was being said that this organization is trying to create communal unrest in the country, so that the stability of the country is destroyed.
According to the Home Ministry report, PFI was formed in 2006. Although the organization works to empower the marginalized Muslim community, they have been accused of spreading terrorism.