In the resolution passed by the meeting of National Executive Council, the Popular Front of India has stated that the violence that rocked North East Delhi for four days starting from 23 February was not a standalone incident of conflict between two sides but a communal pogrom against Muslim community planned and perpetrated by right wing Hindutva leaders and their follower mobs.
Popular Front of India General Secretary Anis Ahmed has rejected reports appeared in a section of media linking the organization with Delhi violence. As per reports, Delhi police has arrested a man allegedly linked to Popular Front for conspiracy to incite the communal riots in North East Delhi. Popular Front rejects the allegation as baseless propaganda and would like to make it clear that the organization is unnecessarily dragged to the incidents in Delhi.
Popular Front of India chairman O M A Salam in a statement called the act of Narendra Modi government banning two Malayalam news channels – Asianet News and Media One – 48 hours for their coverage of the anti-Muslim pogrom in North East Delhi, an open assault on the essential fourth pillar of democracy and the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Indian constitution.
As decided earlier by the National Executive Council of Popular Front of India, Mr. Anis Ansari, the North Zone Secretary of the organization filed the Curative Petition challenging the Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid title suit. Earlier, the Supreme Court of India dismissed the batch of Review Petitions in this matter in the closed-door meeting of the bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna on 12.12.2019.
Dear Brothers and Sisters.
Recently the north eastern parts of Delhi witnessed the worst kind of atrocities against Muslims. The planned violence executed through communally frenzied mobs has as on now left nearly 50 people dead and several hundred remain seriously injured. Many houses, shops, schools, other properties and livelihoods of people were destroyed.
For the last few days, the northeastern parts of our national capital witnessed the worst kind of atrocities by Sangh Parivar inspired mobs on innocent people. The violence has already left 38 people dead and several hundreds seriously injured. Many houses, shops, schools, other properties and livelihoods of people were destroyed.