In the context of upcoming Lok Sabha election, Popular Front of India will convene a ‘Muslim Political Conclave’ in the national capital on 6th March 2019 to submit a ‘Peoples Charter of Demands’ on behalf of the minority community before the contesting political parties. Muslim scholars, activists and leaders invited from different states will discuss the current national and state situations and prepare a charter reflecting the concerns of the community for the interested political parties to include in their election manifesto.
Members and supporters of Popular Front of India across the country celebrated February 17 as Popular Front Day. The day marks the 12th anniversary of the formation of the movement. The celebrations started early morning at unit level, with the unit members hoisting the tri-colour flag of the organization and distributing sweets. Wide varieties of programmes followed with the slogan "Defeat the politics of hate", including volunteer parades, people's marches, public meetings, seminars and blood donation camps.
In the wake of news coming from some parts of the country about the mounting attacks on Kashmiri students and traders, Popular Front of India chairman E Abubacker has urged the central and state governments to protect their lives and properties. He has demanded stringent actions against the perpetuators of violence. It is sectarian and hysteric to hold the people in Kashmir and Kashmiris studying and working elsewhere responsible for the act of a suicide bomber. Any sustainable solution to the crisis prevailing in Kashmir is possible only by taking the Kashmir people into confidence.
Maulana Muhammad Wali Rahmani, who is a leading Islamic scholar and head of Imarat-e- Shariah Bihar, Jharkhand & Odisha in a statement issued here today expressed his disapproval of the state ban put on Popular Front of India in Jharkhand.
From the news carried by a section of media, we came to know that as per a notice issued by the State Home Department today, Jharkhand Government has banned Popular Front of India in the State. We strongly condemn this undemocratic decision of the Jharkhand Government, which has imposed the ban on Popular Front for the second time. The allegations as quoted in the Home Department notice are baseless, completely unreliable and misleading. Popular Front will not be cowed down by such repressive measures and we will fight this injustice through legal and democratic means.
The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India has expressed deep disappointment and anger over invoking stringent National Security Act on Muslims allegedly involved in cow slaughter and cow transportation by the Congress government of Madhya Pradesh.
A resolution passed by the National Executive Council meeting of Popular Front of India has urged the Non-BJP opposition parties to face the people in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections with a an alternative manifesto as against the anti-people, corporate and communal agenda of Narendra Modi government. The meeting pointed out that the suffering masses are not just looking for a change of parties and leaders that run the government, but a New India of justice and peace to all citizens and classes.
The Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India has in a statement said that the comments and remarks coming from the Prime Minister and Union ministers on Ayodhya issue are not prompted by any sincere commitment to the nation and its constitution; rather, they are politically motivated attempts to pressurize and unduly influence on judicial decisions.
A statement issued by M Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the General Secratary of Popular Front of India, has said that the new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed by Lok Sabha is expression of the communal bigotry of the central government and asked all non-BJP members of Rajya Sabha to prevent it from becoming a law.
Popular Front of India chairman E Abubacker has stated that the central government move to introduce 10% quota for economically backward people of general category is an act that shatters the very idea of representative democracy and is detrimental to the efforts for social justice.