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Popular Front of India: Banned Indian Muslim political organisation
Popular Front of India (PFI) is an Indian Muslim political organisation, that engages in a radical and exclusivist style of Muslim minority politics. Formed to counter Hindutva groups, it was banned by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on 28 September 2022 for a period of five years.

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PFI directed by the Kerala HC to pay 5.20 crore for damages cost during bandh | Oneindia News *News [Video]

PFI directed by the Kerala HC to pay 5.20 crore for damages cost during bandh | Oneindia News *News

The Kerala High Court has directed the PFI's Gen Secy to deposit Rs 5.20 crore towards the damages estimated by the State as well as KSRTC as arising from the destruction/damage caused to public..

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8 Killed, Over 25 Injured In Bus-Truck Collision In UP's Lakhimpur Kheri | Oneindia News *News [Video]

8 Killed, Over 25 Injured In Bus-Truck Collision In UP's Lakhimpur Kheri | Oneindia News *News

8 Killed, Over 25 Injured In Bus-Truck Collision In UP's Lakhimpur Kheri; ED arrests Sameer Mahendru in Delhi Excise Policy case; J-K: Raids of State Investigation Agency underway in Poonch in terror..

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PFI ban: Bomb-making guide, GPS navigator among other things found in PFI raids | Oneindia News*News [Video]

PFI ban: Bomb-making guide, GPS navigator among other things found in PFI raids | Oneindia News*News

Investigating agencies have claimed that bomb-making manuals were among ‘incriminating materials’ seized from members of the Popular Front of India, which was banned today citing ‘terror..

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PFI declared 'unlawful' by the Centre, banned with immediate effect | Oneindia news *Breaking [Video]

PFI declared 'unlawful' by the Centre, banned with immediate effect | Oneindia news *Breaking

After two rounds of raids across the country and after the arrest of over 240 leaders and functionaries of Popular Front Of India within a span of 1 week, the Centre imposed a ban on the organization..

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Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at RSS member's house amid NIA raids on PFI | oneindia news * news [Video]

Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at RSS member's house amid NIA raids on PFI | oneindia news * news

On saturday A petrol bomb was hurled at RSS functionary Seetharaman's residence, Tambaram, near Tamil Nadu's Chennai . #RSS #Petrolbomb #TamilNadu Petrol bomb hurled at RSS member's house in..

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NIA raids: PFI calls for hartal in kerala on Friday | oneindia news * news [Video]

NIA raids: PFI calls for hartal in kerala on Friday | oneindia news * news

Activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) on Thursday 22 September 2022 staged protests across Kerala against the raids by NIA . #PFI #NIA #Hartalinkerala

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PFI locations raided by ED and NIA, 100 members arrested from 13 locations | Oneindia News *News [Video]

PFI locations raided by ED and NIA, 100 members arrested from 13 locations | Oneindia News *News

In what is witnessed as the 1st major Crack down on PFI or the Popular Front of India, sluths of ED, NIA and the local police arrested 100 members of the organisation from across the country in an..

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Delhi Police arrest four PFI members under UAPA

This is the first arrest of any PFI member in the national capital after the outfit was banned by the Centre on September 28. Earlier, Delhi Police had conducted raids at PFI units spread across six..
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Several PFI members travelled to ISIS strongholds to join jihad: Officials


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Kerala: NIA court sends arrested PFI leaders to judicial custody till October 20

After the accused were produced before the court as their NIA custody period ended today, court has asked the NIA to produce the accused on October 20
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Ban on PFI act of 'political selfishness' aimed to appease RSS: Mayawati


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PFI plotted to target Jews, prominent netas

Other PFI activists who were radicalised in IS ideology chose to travel to Iraq or Syria by taking a circuitous route via Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Iran or Turkey to avoid suspicion.
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Deposit ₹5.2cr in two weeks to pay for hartal damage, Kerala HC tells PFI

The Kerala HC Thursday directed the now-banned Popular Front of India (PFI) to deposit Rs 5.2 crore in two weeks to compensate for damage caused to assets of the state road transport corporation during..
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'PFI had plans to turn India into Islamic nation by 2047': Maharashtra ATS chief makes shocking revelations

Maharashtra ATS chief Vineet Agarwal said the ban on PFI was planning to turn India into an Islamic nation by 2047.
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Kerala high court orders PFI to pay Rs 5.2 crore for damages caused during hartal

The state government and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation estimate that the PFI has caused damages totaling Rs 5.2 crore.
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PFI module had planned attacks on Jews visiting Tamil Nadu hill station, say NIA officials

The Popular Front of India (PFI) has been extensively using social media for recruiting youths for anti-national activities and one of the modules of the now-banned outfit even had prepared to attack..
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PFI maintaining close ties with radical Turkish group which provides arms to Syrian jihadists

The Popular Front of India (PFI) has been maintaining close ties with a radical Turkish group accused of supplying arms to al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists in Syria and even two top leaders of the..
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PFI ban: BJP hails 'strong action', says Congress backed outfit

Terming it a strong and timely move that reasserted the Modi government's "'zero tolerance policy" on terrorism, BJP on Wednesday welcomed the five-year ban on PFI and accused Congress of patronising..
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UP, Karnataka and Gujarat pushed for PFI ban, Amit Shah led the crackdown

The government on Wednesday declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates, affiliates or fronts - specifically naming eight of them - as "unlawful association" under the Unlawful..
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What led to PFI ban: Radicalising youths, killing Hindu activists

The PFI first came under the radar following the involvement of its cadres in chopping a Kerala college professor's palm in 2010 over alleged blasphemy.
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From techie to lecturer to govt employee: Arrested PFI men are from all walks of life

Among the arrested top leaders of PFI, its chairman OMA Salam is a Kerala government employee who was suspended as recently as 2020; national vice-chairman E M Abdur Rahiman a retired librarian who..
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Act against RSS too: Muslim outfits' chorus

Several Islamic groups in Kerala reacted cautiously to the PFI ban on Wednesday and reiterated their opposition to the outfit's extremist ideology, but at the same time asked the Centre to check "hate..
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'Exercise powers of UAPA against PFI, its affiliates': Centre to states, UTs

The Centre has banned PFI and its affiliates for five years under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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PFI dissolves organisation after Centre announces ban

The Popular Front of India (PFI) on Wednesday announced the disbanding of the organisation hours after the Centre banned the PFI and its associate outfits. "All PFI members & public are informed that..
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'As law-abiding citizens, we accept decision of MHA': PFI issues statement dissolving organisation

Following a nationwide crackdown on the Popular Front of India, the Centre on Wednesday put a five-year ban on the Islamic organisation
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Silence is better at times, says professor whose palm was chopped off by PFI activists


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PFI ban: Seizure of properties, freezing of bank accounts to follow


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PFI ban: SDPI condemns move, says decision part of 'undeclared emergency' clamped by Centre


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RSS should have been banned before PFI: Lalu


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Now-banned PFI was under radar of government agencies for long

The ban came after over 150 people allegedly linked with PFI were detained or arrested in raids across seven states on Tuesday, five days after a similar pan-India crackdown against the 16-year-old..
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No compromise on national security: MoS Muraleedharan lauds PFI ban


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Removal of PFI necessary to make India terror-free: Vishwa Hindu Parishad spokesperson Vinod Bansal

"This (Popular Front of India) was a clan of terror, whose terrorism cannot be finished until and unless you destroy its clan...," Bansal told ANI while reacting to the evidence gathered by the Centre,..
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PFI was planning 'something serious' in Maharashtra, says CM Eknath Shinde; welcomes Centre's decision to ban it


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PFI banned: IED-making manuals, brochures on 'Mission 2047' seized during pan-India crackdown, claim probe agencies

The investigating agencies claimed that several "incriminating materials", including bomb-making manuals, were seized during the pan-India raids.
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PFI ban: Congress, IUML welcome Centre's decision; both want RSS also to be banned


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RSS, PFI equal, ban both: Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh

PFI banned for five years: The leader, who is also the chief whip of the party in Lok Sabha, said "both RSS and PFI are equal.
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Explained: What is PFI? Why Centre banned PFI?

The Central government said PFI had been pursuing a secret agenda.
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PFI banned for 5 years: UAPA decoded; list of all outfits banned under the stringent law and over 'unlawful association'

Here is a look at the other organisations banned by the Indian government under the stringent UAPA law and 'unlawful associations':
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Centre declares PFI 'unlawful association' for 5 years

"PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts operate openly as a socio-economic, educational and political organization but, they have been pursuing a secret agenda to radicalize a particular..
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Centre bans PFI for 5 years under anti-terror law UAPA after mega NIA crackdown, links with SIMI, ISIS and JMB found

This comes a day after the group, often being linked to radical Islam, faced a second round of NIA crackdown in which 170 were detained or arrested.
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Over 250 held in city, 6 states as cops conduct fresh raids on PFI

More than 250 Popular Front of India (PFI) functionaries and people tied to it were rounded up Tuesday in sweeping police raids in Delhi and six states against the outfit, currently being probed by the..
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RSS headquarters cover beefed up; not linked to PFI raids, say cops

The CP said this measure has no link with the nationwide crackdown on PFI and its workers. Kumar added that the RSS HQ being a 'Class A' vital installation, it is on "high priority". "Security audit of..
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ATS, NIA crackdown on PFI: Over 200 detained after sweepings raids in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, other states; 5 points

Central and state agencies have been cracking down on the Popular Front of India, detaining individuals linked with the controversial outfit.
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PFI leaders' houses raided in Udupi

The houses of PFI leaders in various parts of Udupi district were raided by the police on Tuesday and four people were taken into custody in connection with various cases. Four PFI leaders have been..
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Assam Police launches operation against PFI, detains several people


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5 PFI activists arrested from Kerala for violent activities during state-wide hartal on September 23

Four activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested from Kottayam on Monday for breaking the glass of a bakery and damaging a KSRTC bus, police said. From Kollam, a PFI activist was..
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NIA raids multiple PFI locations in UP's Meerut, Bulandshahr

Uttar Pradesh: An undisclosed number of people have been detained in connection with the raids.
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NIA conducts pan-India raids against PFI, 50 detained

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids in over eight states and at multiple locations linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) members on Tuesday. Sources said that more than 50..
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NIA conducts raids in western UP over PFI links

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids at the premises of Popular Front of India (PFI) members at multiple locations in western Uttar Pradesh, including Bulandshahr and Meerut, on..
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PFI used Abu Dhabi restaurant as hub for hawala deals: ED

Popular Front of India (PFI) officebearers, many of whom have been in detention, used Abu Dhabi’s Darbar restaurant as the den for all hawala transactions and their illegal transfer to India, ED has..
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NIA reveals PFI urged youth to join LeT, ISIS, Al-Qaeda to establish Islamic rule in India

The accused PFI leaders also conspired to establish Islamic rule in India by committing terrorist acts as a part of violent jihad, as per the report.
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'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans at PFI protest in Pune: Case registered under sedition charges

The police on Sunday said that a probe is underway pertaining to videos that went viral and stringent action will be taken against the culprits.
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PFI unleashed 'guerrilla strike' during hartal: Kerala CM

Masked supporters of PFI unleashed a "planned violent guerrilla strike" during Friday's statewide protest called by the outfit, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. An NIA special..
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Caught on cam, three petrol bombs thrown at house of RSS member in Tamil Nadu

Multiple incidents of petrol bomb attacks were reported from the state which came in the wake of NIA raids against PFI across the country.
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'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during PFI protest in Pune: Maharashtra government promises strict action

The video shows that the slogan was raised a couple of times when the PFI activists were being bundled into a police vehicle.
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'Chun chun ke marenge yaad rakhna': BJP MLA Nitesh Rane reacts to slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' raised at PFI protest

The PFI organised a protest outside the district collector's office in Pune, on Friday during which 40 protesters were arrested.
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NIA's pan-India crackdown on PFI code-named 'Operation Octopus'

The largest-ever crackdown that was conducted against the Popular Front of India (PFI) members spread across 15 states was code-named "Operation Octopus", sources said on Saturday.
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