Popular Front of India chairman E. Abubacker in a statement issued here today urged the Uttar Pradesh government to refrain from the moves to withdraw cases against BJP leaders involved in Muzaffarnagar riots. It is alarming to know that the state government has sent letters to DM and SSP asking for their views on the withdrawal of 131 criminal cases including 13 of murder and 11 of attempt to murder in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of U. P.
Popular Front of India Chairman E. Abubakcer has welcomed the judgment by a fast track court (FTC) in Ramgarh which awarded life imprisonment to 11 of the 12 Sangh Pariwar men convicted in Alimuddin Ansari’s lynching that took place in Jharkhand last year.
The national and state leaders of Popular Front of India, in a press meet held at Mumbai Press Club urged all those who are against the ideologies and activities of Sangh Parivar to fight the politics of ban started from Jharkhand state. National Executive Council member E. M. Abdul Rahiman, State President Syed Yusuf Sadath, State General Secretary Meraj Ansari, Mumbai city convenor Mazhar addressed the press meet. They have called the press meet in the context of banning Popular Front in Jharkhand by the state government.
The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India held at Calicut applauded the Lok Sabha by-election results in UP and Bihar. The meeting observed that the willingness expressed by the regional parties SP and BSP to stand together is exemplary at a time when the Congress and Left parties hesitates to act jointly. This unity has proved that BJP is not invincible if secular parties are ready to unite. The defeat of BJP in its long held bastions like Gorakhpur reflects how much people are disillusioned with the policies of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Yogi.
A resolution passed by the National Executive Council meeting of Popular Front of India welcomed the growing public opinion against the anti-democratic ban on the organization in BJP ruled Jharkhand. The meeting expressed gratitude to all organisations and leaders who have openly spoken out against the ban.
More than a fortnight after ban on Popular Front of India in Jharkhand, different organizations, activists and intellectuals in several parts of India are raising their opposition against it. In North-East states like Manipur, Assam and also in southern state of Andhra Pradesh several protest meetings were held against the ban.
Popular Front Chairman E Abubacker in a statement took strong exception to the FIR lodged by The Hazratganj police against All India Muslim Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani alleging sedition. He rubbished the accusations made by UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Waseem Rizvi against Maulana.
Popular Front of India Secretary Abdul Wahid Sait has stated that the bitter defeat incurred by secular parties in Tripura assembly election presents a great lesson for the secular parties in India. Administrative failure of the incumbent, disunity, ideological dogmatism and reluctance to deal with the opportunistic elements within the party folds, all contributed to the result.