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.
New Delhi : Condemning the ban on the Jharkhand unit of Popular Front of India (PFI) by Jharkhand government, leaders of important Muslim organisations and leading figures of the Indian Muslim community considered the ban tantamount to murdering democracy. The Muslim community leaders said in a joint statement that PFI is a nationwide welfare and social organisation offering educational and social services all over the country and helping victims within the limits of the Indian Constitution and laws.
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.”
Kolkata: Press meeting was held on March 2, 2018 at Press club, Kolkata, West Bengal, following the news about a Ban imposed on Popular Front in Jharkand state by the ruling BJP government.
Anis Ahmed, Secretary of Popular Front of India , addressed media persons and demanded for immediate revocation of unconstitutional Ban imposed on the organization Jharkhand Unit.
EM Abdul Rahiman, National Executive Member of Popular Front of India had accompanied with Dr Minarul Sheikh, the State General Secretary of Jharkand also participated and responded to the media queries.
Chennai : Joint Meeting of Political Parties, Organizations and Social Activist's urged the Jharkand Government to Revoke Ban On Popular Front of India in Jharkhand. Social Democratic Party of India organized a joint discussion of All democratic political parties ,organizations and social activists at Chennai today on 2.3.2018.In this meeting about 30 renowned political leaders and social activists participated and expressed their solidarity with Popular Front of India and said that the ban on Popular Front in Jharkhand is undemocratic and nothing but a political vendetta.
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.