Calicut: The Supreme Court hearing of the petitions filed against the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act today (22/01/2020) failed to address the immediate burning concerns of the nation and its people. The decisions given by the apex court today are rather procedural and have no bearing on the ultimate fate of the contentious legislation. However, it is disappointing that the court has not ordered government to suspend the operations on behalf of the act till the pronouncement of final verdict.
Popular Front of India National Secretary Anis Ahmed filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India Challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 ( CAA).
The petition challenges not only the CAA but also the amendments made to related legislations, rules and orders. The petitioner pointed out that religion has never been a criterion for citizenship. However, as a result of the CAA, only Muslims run the risk of losing the citizenship on account of their religion.
The National Executive Council meeting of Popular Front of India has condemned the Delhi Lieutenant Governor order to impose National Security Act (NSA) in Delhi for three months starting from 19 January.
Popular Front of India has filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL)in Allahabad High Court seeking court monitored judicial probe by a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge on the police violence in connection with the Anti–CAA protest in the state. The petition was filed by Md Shahzad, UP State Adhoc committee member on the behalf of the organisation.
Popular Front of India National General Secretary M Mohamed Ali Jinnah has welcomed Chhattisgarh Government’s decision to challenge the constitutionality of the draconian NIA Act in the Supreme Court and urged other non-BJP State Governments also to approach apex court to strike down the act which is against the spirit of federalism.
Popular Front of India National Secretariat reiterated its support to nationwide democratic agitations that have been taking place peacefully against anti-constitutional and discriminatory CAA-NRC-NPR. The meeting of the secretariat reaffirmed its resolve to stand with fellow citizens for the cause of protecting citizenship rights as envisaged in Indian constitution and to defeat the attempts to intimidate the organisation through allegations new and old.
Since the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill by both houses of the parliament massive agitations and rallies have been happening in almost all cities and villages of the country. This was very spontaneous outburst of popular anger against the legislation that goes against the values the country has been built upon.
New Delhi: Popular Front of India, Vice Chairman OMA Salam has strongly condemned the brutal attack on the students and faculties of JNU by the ABVP goons. Though the attacks were executed by the ABVP the mastermind behind these attacks is RSS. He stated that this attack is a new low in Indian political scenario where dissent is brutally suppressed. Since the BJP came to power in 2014 the JNU has been specifically targeted by the government.
A vilification campaign against Popular Front of India has been devised by the Uttar Pradesh government and UP Police. A conspiracy to stifle the activities of Popular Front of India and suppress its members is under way. They are utilizing the peculiar circumstance developed in the country since the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act.
More and more people are joining the ongoing protests against Citizenship Amendment Act day by day in all parts of country. The people are expressing their opposition through various modes of protest against this unconstitutional act. It is learned that the huge masses participating in street protests and their leaders are taking every care to cooperate with authorities in maintaining law and order. Hence these democratic agitations are peaceful in all states with exception of some states that are under BJP government.