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.
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.
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.”
Kolkata: Press meeting was held on March 2, 2018 at Press club, Kolkata, West Bengal, following the news about a Ban imposed on Popular Front in Jharkand state by the ruling BJP government.
Anis Ahmed, Secretary of Popular Front of India , addressed media persons and demanded for immediate revocation of unconstitutional Ban imposed on the organization Jharkhand Unit.
EM Abdul Rahiman, National Executive Member of Popular Front of India had accompanied with Dr Minarul Sheikh, the State General Secretary of Jharkand also participated and responded to the media queries.