Ban PFI at the earliest
In an effort to crack down on alleged terror-funding activities of PFI, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and local police recently conducted numerous searches across 13 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam. In these raids, more than 100 office-bearers of PFI were arrested. The NIA asserts that PFI is associated with a number of left-wing extremist and Dalit organisations that advocate against the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and raise false narrative of police brutality, fake encounters, and detention of innocent individuals while they await trial.
PFI is not new to controversy. It is currently under investigation in several cases for its alleged involvement in violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, as well as for allegations of forced conversions, radicalization of Muslim youth, money laundering, and maintaining ties with outlawed organisations.
Now, one must question the lethargical approach of the government in banning such a controversial organisation. Despite all the evidences of the organisation being involved in anti-national activities, inciting riots in various states, why the government is not banning PFI, is not making sense to people of the country. Intehaa ho gayi intezaar ki is the clamour all around the country with regard to ban on this criminal organisation.
An Islamic organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) has subtly changed from SIMI, which is accused of carrying out numerous terrorist operations during the previous Congress administration. It is substantiated by a news item in Indian Express (June 2, 2015), which says: “Congress to drop 175 cases against PFI”. It is worthwhile mentioning here that in 2015, there was a Congress government in Karnataka, which was led by Sidharamaiah. The blatant failure of the Indian government to rein in such an extremist organisation is shown by the sheer existence of this Islamist group, which is suspected of committing serious crimes.
There can be no doubt that PFI is fighting a civil war in India. Its worldview is not all that dissimilar from that of the Islamic State. The Indian state is struggling with how to handle it, while it waits for a full multi-frontal civilisational war to break out. PFI is accused of educating and supporting young Muslims in their deception of minor non-Muslim females (both Hindu and Christian) (love jihad) in an aim to quickly alter demographics in the country.
With recent disclosures it is clear that PFI is working hard to build an army of faithfuls that will replicate the Moplah massacre numerous times as it waits for the right moment to confront the Indian government. It openly intimidates and threatens anyone who opposes its efforts to convert SCs/STs or is thought to have offended the Prophet. Even high court judges are not exempt. If this mentality is not successfully countered, it won’t be long before Bharat sees blasphemy-related lynchings, like one occasionally sees in Pakistan.
It is high time the government banned this organisation otherwise a day will come when India’s cultural diversity will be lost forever and Sharia will rule the roost.