A heavy blow on the ugly face of Delhi Police and their political masters, Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate Prabh Deep Kaur granted bail to Parvez Ahmed , Popular Front of India Delhi state president and state secretary Mohammad Ilyas and member Mohammed Danish. The court asked the investigating officer (IO) to submit a written explanation by March 17 as to why they were not granted bail at first instance, despite the fact that alleged offences being bailable.
Following the path of BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police under Central Government cotinues witch hunt of Popular Front members and leaders falsely relating them to violence in North East Delhi, the onus of which is jointly on Sangh Parivar and Delhi Police. Today while involved in preparations for a democratic protest scheduled for tomorrow Popular Front State President Parvez Ahmed, State Secretary Mohammed Ilyas, State office secretary Muqeet are taken to police custody.
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.