Raids on PFI a conscious attempt by Modi govt to spread Islamophobia: CPI(ML)

The raids on Popular Front of India is a conscious attempt by Narendra Modi government to spread Islamophobia among the public and demonise Muslims as a community, said Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation.

“In the criminal cases against the PFI which, except bare allegations, have no reference to any actual incident or crime,” said the left party.

The nationwide crackdown on the Muslim body and its office bearers continued on Tuesday as well, during which more than 90 people linked with the PFI were detained or arrested in raids across six states.

Conducted mostly by state police teams, the raids were spread across Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.

Ok September 22, multi-agency teams spearheaded by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 106 leaders and activists of the PFI in 15 states including its national chairman and prominent Muslim figures for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.