PFI, 8 associated fronts now declared 'unlawful organisations'; Congress demands RSS ban; more

  • 2 years ago
The central government on Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its fronts for five years for its alleged links to terror funding. The government’s decision came after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted multiple raids across the country on the PFI and its members.

In the first round of raids, 106 people belonging to PFI were arrested. Meanwhile, in the second round of raids, 247 people belonging to PFI were arrested/detained. Investigating agencies got enough evidence against the outfit, based on which the decision to ban the outfit was taken.

Meanwhile, the leader of Opposition in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, reacted to the ban on PFI and said action should be initiated against the RSS too. He said he has no issues if action is taken against anyone who tries to create tension in society. "RSS also tried to disturb peace in society. Action should be initiated against them too," said Siddaramaiah.