Nationwide protests were held demanding to withdraw the false case against the All India Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani registered in Hazratganj police station at Lucknow. The protests were jointly conducted by Popular Front of India and Bharath Mukthi Morcha. Hundreds of people including women attended all protest programmes. They demanded that FIR against Sajjad Nomani alleging hate speech must be quashed. In the national capital, U. P. Bhavan March was held demanding withdrawal of the false case.
Popular Front of India chairman E. Abubacker in a statement issued here today urged the Uttar Pradesh government to refrain from the moves to withdraw cases against BJP leaders involved in Muzaffarnagar riots. It is alarming to know that the state government has sent letters to DM and SSP asking for their views on the withdrawal of 131 criminal cases including 13 of murder and 11 of attempt to murder in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of U. P.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmathullahi wa barakathu
As all of you are well aware, our country is going through a very crucial situation. Even democracy and freedom are under threat. Almost all people who are aware of the situation express their concern over the fascist attack on the constitutional values and peaceful co-existence in the nation. As always, Muslims and Dalits are in the most vulnerable situation.
Popular Front of India Chairman E. Abubakcer has welcomed the judgment by a fast track court (FTC) in Ramgarh which awarded life imprisonment to 11 of the 12 Sangh Pariwar men convicted in Alimuddin Ansari’s lynching that took place in Jharkhand last year.
The national and state leaders of Popular Front of India, in a press meet held at Mumbai Press Club urged all those who are against the ideologies and activities of Sangh Parivar to fight the politics of ban started from Jharkhand state. National Executive Council member E. M. Abdul Rahiman, State President Syed Yusuf Sadath, State General Secretary Meraj Ansari, Mumbai city convenor Mazhar addressed the press meet. They have called the press meet in the context of banning Popular Front in Jharkhand by the state government.
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights condemns the Jharkhand Government for banning PFI, Popular Front of India, without providing any prima-facie evidence to support its decision. Through its official release dated 20th February 2018, the BJP state government proscribed PFI by invoking extraordinary powers provided under S 16 [Powers to Declare Associations Unlawful] of the CLA (Criminal Law Amendment) Act.
Today, (16 March 2018), Sanyukt Sangharsh Morcha organized a seminar at Vinoba Bhawan, Jaipur, which was attended by representatives of different social and political organizations. The participants expressed their views on the current situation in the state and in the country in general. They expressed their concern over ongoing repression and demonization of dissent by the BJP government using government agencies.
New Delhi, 12 March 2018: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has expressed deep concern on reports about the state government of Jharkhand putting a ban on the activities of Popular Front of India (PFI).
Massive protest gathering held at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai on 16 March 2018 questioned the decision of Jharkhand government which banned Popular Front of India. The programme witnessed an outpour of political leaders, community leaders and activists across the state as well as a large numbers of people.