Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Delhi Police register fresh case against PFI under UAPA

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The Delhi Police initiated action against the properties owned by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the national capital and have registered a case under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). 

Last week, The Union government declared the PFI, Campus Front of India (CFI), Rehab India Foundation (RIF), All India Imams Council (AllC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO), and other organisations as “unlawful associations”.

The fresh case was registered at the Shaheen Bagh police station. Three offices of the PFI, ground floor of Jaid Apartment, the ground floor of Hilal house in Abu Fazal Enclave Jamia Nagar and Tehri Manzil Jamia were sealed under section 8 of the UAPA, cops claimed.

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora released an order last week declaring three addresses in Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar as spaces being used to carry out “unlawful activities of the PFI and its associates/affiliates.” “Even after the above… notification (Arora’s order), reliable information has been received that certain leaders, members and associates of the above referred unlawful associations… are secretly conspiring to disrupt public order with the ultimate objective of targeting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India,” reads the FIR.

“The leaders, members and associates of the proscribed unlawful association/s are, in continuation of their unlawful activities, conspiring further to cause massive disruption of public order by promoting communal enmity and for the purpose, mobilising supporters for spreading incitement at various places, including the declared and notified premises mentioned above and, certain places of worship,” it adds.

“To unearth the conspiracy and prevent deterioration of public order, the matter will be investigated and unlawful activities of members and leaders of such organisations will be caught,” it said.

Over the past few weeks, Union government agencies have conducted several raids and arrested key members and leaders of the PFI and other organisations including tall Muslim figures in the country. The Muslim leaders and rights activists called the ban “unconstitutional” while condemning the BJP government’s decision.

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