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During the last few years, a large number of criminal cases have been registered against PFI in many states of the country. In these cases the leaders, members of the organization were accused of being involved in many violent activities. An official of the National Investigation Agency said on Thursday that these violent activities include cutting the hand of a college professor in Kerala, brutal killing of other religious believers, collecting explosives to target prominent places and personalities, supporting Islamic State and destroying public properties. damage is involved. The effort of the organization through cruel acts is to create panic in the minds of the people. The NIA has so far succeeded in getting 355 people associated with the PFI convicted in 45 cases, the official said.
Last year, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had told the Supreme Court that the central government is in the process of banning PFI. The Jharkhand government has already banned this organization, calling it illegal. Mehta had told that many PFI office-bearers have been found to be associated with the banned organization SIMI. In January 2018, then Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had also said that the central government was considering banning PFIs under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. In view of the involvement of PFI in violent anti-CAA protests in December 2019, the Uttar Pradesh government had also recommended the central government to ban the organization.
Hand in violence erupted on Ram Navami
The PFI was also accused of involvement in the violence that broke out in Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal on the last Ram Navami. According to law enforcement agencies, the PFI has over 50,000 members across the country and most of its sympathizers are in Kerala.
ED files two chargesheets
The ED has filed two charge sheets against the PFI and its office bearers in the special PMLA court in Lucknow. In February last year, the ED had filed the first chargesheet against the PFI and its student wing Campus Front of India.
Allegations of murder and violence against PFI members serious: Muslim organizations
Some Muslim organizations of the country have appealed to the Muslim youth to exercise restraint, describing the cases of murder, violence against the arrested people during the raids on the premises of PFI.
Tanzeem Ulema-e-Islam, Kul Hind Markazi Imam Council and Muslim Students Organization (MSO) said that if action has been taken against this organization to follow the law and prevent terror, then everyone should have patience. These organizations said that the allegations leveled against PFI should be proved in court. The MSO said, for the past several days, there have been continuous reports about the alleged anti-national activities of PFI. The MSO said that the Muslims of India should work for stability and peace in the country.
Zero tolerance to all forms of communalism: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the raids on PFI offices and office bearers across the country said that there should be zero tolerance towards any kind of communalism. He said that communalism and violence, wherever it may come from, in whatever form, there is a need to fight against it. Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that communalism has to be fought hard, all its forms are dangerous.