As the reports of Narendra Modi led Central Government’s moves to impose ban on Popular Front of India keep coming out, the Tamil Nadu state committee of the neo social movement organized two grand conferences in the state. The massively attended conferences held consecutively on 7th and 8th of October in Madurai and Chennai respectively under the title ‘Urimai Mulakka Manadu’ with the slogan ‘we also have something to say’ wowed to defy any repressive moves against the organization and made it clear that the organization would not compromise its ideals under any circumstances.
Amidst recent media reports of the Central Government moves to Popular Front of India, tens of thousands, men, women and children, drawn from all parts of Kerala, flocked to Trivandrum city to attend the mega rally and the grand conference that followed, organized by the Kerala state committee of the organization with the slogan “We also have something to say”. The massively attended gathering became a warning against the sinister attempts of the right-wing government to suppress democratic Muslim movements and initiatives labeling them as anti-national and demonizing them.
The meeting of the National Executive Council of Popular Front of India strongly condemned the vilification campaign launched by certain sections of media and challenged them to produce concrete evidence to prove their allegations. They quote an alleged National Investigation Agency report which looks like a rehash of false propaganda carried by the Hindutva organizations especially RSS. The cases listed by the media quoting NIA are so insignificant and unrelated to Popular Front as an organization. The meeting has decided to move legally against this ill-advised propaganda.
Popular Front Chairman E Abubacker expressed deep condolence on the demise of Muslim leader from Karnataka Kamarul Islam. E Abubacker has said that Qamarul Islam’s death will leave the gap of wise compassionate leader for the Muslim community in the region. He deeply cared for his people. He entered politics through Muslim League and emerged as strong leader in Congress. He is a Congress MLA at present and he remained invincible politician in Kalaburagi until his death. The undying support he received from people is proof enough how much they trusted him.
Popular Front of India organized an Eid get-together programme in New Delhi which was attended by journalist, activists and community leaders.