Popular Front of India Secretary Abdul Wahid Sait has stated that the bitter defeat incurred by secular parties in Tripura assembly election presents a great lesson for the secular parties in India. Administrative failure of the incumbent, disunity, ideological dogmatism and reluctance to deal with the opportunistic elements within the party folds, all contributed to the result.
In the context of the ban on Popular Front of India by Jharkhand government, General Secretary of the organisation M. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, through a memorandum, has sought immediate intervention of President of India and Governor of Jharkhand to get the undemocratic and unethical ban lifted forthwith.
“As a social movement from the backward minority community," says the memorandum, "Popular Front’s focus is on developmental activities like literacy, education, public health and comprehensive empowerment of the poor and the downtrodden masses, especially the Muslims.”
A joint statement issued by activists and intellectuals has stated that the ban imposed by Jharkhand government on Popular Front of India in the state is anti-democratic and demanded that it be revoked immediately.
Jharkhand state government has banned Popular Front of India, in the state under section 16 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The press release appeared in the official website of the state chief minister on 20th February 2018 cites as the reason for the ban, the alleged influence of ISIS of Syria/Iraq on some members of the Front in southern states. Since the ban, the activities of the organization are stopped in Jharkhand. But it is reported that our members are being harassed and new cases were registered against some leaders and members alleging continuation of the activities.
Popular Front of India General Secretary M. Muhammed Ali Jinnah has urged the United Nations and the International community to intervene and stop the harrowing carnage of children and civilians in Syria by the Basharul Assad forces backed by Iran and Russia.