Modi govt. banned PFI in India under Non-Activity Act

PFI banned in India under Non-Activity Act

New Delhi: Popular Front of India (PFI) banned in India under non-activity law. But under particular agenda, fanaticism spread by particular section of the society tries to weaken concept of democracy. On the other hand, some other organizations have called such restrictions undemocratic.

As soon as PFI is banned, its allies Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, All India Imam Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organization, National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation PFI ban (Kerala) have been banned by the central government.

Central Government has banned PFIs under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Along with this, states have been given the right to act on them. People associated with them can be arrested immediately and properties can be confiscated.

On the other hand, PFI Kerala State General Secretary Abdul Sattar said that this organization has been dissolved. Organization accepts decision as law-abiding citizens of our great country. Other side, student wing of the same organization has said to look into the matter in the court.

With this step of government, all assets of organization will be confiscated after notification. Bank accounts will be blocked. Restrictions on normal activities will also remain. Will approach the UAPA Tribunal within 30 days from the date of issue of notification.

Investigation by legal agencies against arrested PFI members will continue. Any person aggrieved by restrictions of government can approach district judge’s court within 14 days from date of service of order. District judge will decide on this.

In an notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday, PFI was declared an unlawful association. That is, PFI will not be able to carry out any activity. Neither it will have any office nor will be able to run membership drive. There will also be ban on taking funds. Strict action will be taken if organization or its members violate it.

However, Popular Front of India (PFI) describes itself as neo-social movement that is committed to empowering people to ensure justice, freedom and security.

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