A statement issued by the National Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India has demanded complete and immediate withdrawal of the restrictions on cattle trade imposed by the central government. It is an outright anti-people and anti-democratic step which will unilaterally destroy the livelihood of millions of poor people but also further stunt national economy which is already affected by disastrous demonetization. The explanation that there is no ban on cattle trade is just a ploy of to appease people of some Northeastern and Southern states which are reluctant to execute beef ban.
“The ban on sale of cows for slaughter and the new restrictions imposed on cattle trade by the central government will trigger new waves of Hindutva violence against Muslims and Dalits across the country”, Abdul Wahid Sait, Secretary, Popular Front of India warned in a statement issued here today following the amendments to the existing rules governing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The move is yet another attack by the Narendra Modi government on people’s freedom to eat what they like.
“Since the major media houses in India are under control of commercial interests, we cannot expect them playing a positive role in current political situation.” This view was elaborated by Mr. Anil Chamadia who is a renowned columnist and media activist. He was delivering the Popular Lecture of the month, held at Popular Front of India headquarters in New Delhi. Moreover, many of them are serving the interests of Sangh Parivar which controls the government in the centre and many states.
Popular Front of India Chairman E. Abubacker in a statement welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the trial of senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti for the criminal conspiracy in Babri Masjid case. At the same time, he termed the ruling a delayed justice.
The Central Secretariat of Popular Front of India, in a statement issued after its meeting chaired by Chairman E Abubacker, has said that the assembly election results of five states are a wake-up call for secular politics in India. Unless different political parties that exist in the name of secularism are not ready to make a thorough introspection now and reinforce their loyalty to the principles they claim to uphold, even their own existence cannot not be saved.
Popular Front of India which is a nationwide social movement striving for total empowerment of the marginalised sections has announced the Educational Project for the current year and appealed people’s contribution for its fulfillment, a step in building a bright future. General Secretary of the organisation M Mohammed Ali Jinnah stated that the highlights of the Educational Project which Popular Front has been implementing since last one decade are the unique campaign called School Chalo, Sarva Shiksha Gram and Scholarship schemes.