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Ban in Jharkhand: Popular Front seeks intervention of President and NHRC

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:13 -- Sub Editor

In the context of the ban on Popular Front of India by Jharkhand government, General Secretary of the organisation M. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, through a memorandum, has sought immediate intervention of President of India and Governor of Jharkhand to get the undemocratic and unethical ban lifted forthwith.

“As a social movement from the backward minority community," says the memorandum, "Popular Front’s focus is on developmental activities like literacy, education, public health and comprehensive empowerment of the poor and the downtrodden masses, especially the Muslims.”

Revoke Ban in Jharkhand - Withdraw false cases

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 18:13 -- Sub Editor

Jharkhand state government has banned Popular Front of India, in the state under section 16 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The press release appeared in the official website of the state chief minister on 20th February 2018 cites as the reason for the ban, the alleged influence of ISIS of Syria/Iraq on some members of the Front in southern states. Since the ban, the activities of the organization are stopped in Jharkhand. But it is reported that our members are being harassed and new cases were registered against some leaders and members alleging continuation of the activities.

Ban in Jharkhand an attempt to eliminate anti-fascist activism: Popular Front of India

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:05 -- dl_editor

A resolution passed by the Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India held at Mysore stated that the ban imposed on the organization by the BJP Government of Jharkhand is intented to eliminate the kind of activism the organization has demonstrated in the state through legal and democratic means against the fascist forces and their government agencies.

Nationwide Protest against Popular Front ban in Jharkhand : Jharkhand Bhawan March held in New Delhi

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:23 -- dl_editor

Peoples protest rallies were held across India protesting against the ban of Popular Front of India in Jharkhand by the state government. Popular Front activists and general public including women participated in demonstrations held in various states, including Manipur, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Revoke ban; Stop harassment Popular Front General Secretary urges Jharkhand Governor, Chief Minister

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:02 -- dl_editor

In the context of Popular Front ban by the state government in Jharkhand, M. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the general secretary of the organisation has sent urgent letter to the governor and chief minister urging them to revoke the ban and restrain from targeting and harassing members in the name of ban.
Excerpts from the letter:

BAN ON POPULAR FRONT OF INDIA IN JHARKHAND : STATEMENT ISSUED BY CENTRAL SECRETARIAT

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:19 -- Sub Editor

It is reported Jharkhand Government has banned Popular Front of India (PFI), in the state under section 16 of the CLA Act, 1908. As the reason for the ban, the Chief Minister of the state has alleged that members of PFI are influenced by the now defunct ISIS. Surprisingly the state government has quoted some unverifiable reports about people who have allegedly gone to Syria.

Popular Front celebrates Foundation Day in different states

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:22 -- Sub Editor

Popular Front Day was celebrated all over India on 17th Feb marking the 11th anniversary of its launching as a national organization. Various programmes such as Unity March, public conference, corner meeting and flag hoisting were held at various places in 18 states. The Foundation Day programmes were held in Manipur, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala.

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