The PFI was engaged in an anti-national conspiracy and this threat was first sensed by the NIA. Based on the intelligence inputs received by the NIA in its investigation, today the central government has banned PFI for 5 years. The government believes that PFI was creating such an atmosphere in the country, due to which there was a fear of spreading communal tension in the country.
Before the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday morning banned the PFI and its associates for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the agencies had learnt that the PFI had turned into a violent organisation which indulged in terror activities, hawala funding besides promoting hatred between different communities.
The Centre on Wednesday declared PFI (Popular Front of India), its associates, affiliates and fronts as an unlawful association for a period of five years. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that some of PFI’s founding members are leaders of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), and the outfit has linkages with Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) — both of which are proscribed organisations.
The MHA has banned PFI and its 8 affiliated organizations for 5 years. The Central Government said that the PFI and its allies or fronts have been found to be involved in serious crimes, including terrorism and its financing, targeted horrific killings, defying the constitutional structure of the country, disturbing public order, etc.
Ban on PFI : The organization accepts the decision, says Kerala State General Secretary of PFI Abdul Sattar
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacked PFI for acting as proxies of anti-India forces He also alleged some political parties of protecting such organisations and raise questions about the country's security He alleged these forces of making religion a protective shield and plotting conspiracy against the amity and security of the country