UP Writes To Centre To Ban PFI For ‘Hand’ In CAA Protest Violence

LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh government has written to the central government seeking a prompt ban of the Popular Front of India, a Muslim body found involved in the Citizenship Amendment Act protests that left 17 dead in the state. Like the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), this organization has been held responsible by security agencies of radicalising Muslim youth and turning them against the government.

Sources in the home department of the UP government said that after some incidents came to light, a letter had already been sent to the Government of India six months back and that now reminder has been sent with a request of prompt action on the demand.

In the aftermath of the widespread violence which singed many parts of the state during the CAA protests, the state head of the PFI Waseem Ahmad and three others have been arrested. Police have also begun to find out whether its organisational structure is present at district levels or not. The organisation has been found to be active in western UP.

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