Popular Front of India General Secretary M. Muhammed Ali Jinnah has urged the United Nations and the International community to intervene and stop the harrowing carnage of children and civilians in Syria by the Basharul Assad forces backed by Iran and Russia.
As the BJP government in Jharkhand is proceeding with raiding the houses and registering false cases following the official release announcing the ban of Popular Front activists, a group of community leaders and scholars in a statement have termed the ban undemocratic and demanded its withdrawal.
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.
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.
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:
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 of India leaders visited the victims of the communal violence broke in Uttar Pradesh Kasganj. A team including Popular Front North Zonal president AS Ismail, UP State incharge Moulana Mufti Mohamed Shazad , All India Imams Council UP West State President Moulana Mohamed Shadab, Azeez Qasimi, and Dr. Nijamuddin visited the injured at hospital. The leaders offered to stand with them in their fight for justice.
Popular Front of India Kerala State President V P Nasarudheen Elamaram has called the Supreme Court observations in Hadiya case a ray of justice.
“The observations and remarks made by honourable justices while hearing the petition filed by Shafin Jahan against the Kerala High Court order which annulled his marriage is a ray of hope for those who wish to see justice delivered. It also gives the message that truth will finally triumph.
Popular Front of India Chairman, E Abubacker in his statement has condemned the attack on Dalits who were celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle. The situation shows that the attacks were preplanned. This is part of the attempt being made by Hidutwa forces in the state to suppress Dalits by turning the Marathas against them. The State governments and the police failure in stopping the hooligans who were preparing to attack the people who gathered for the anniversary celebration has resulted in the death of an innocent and caused the violence to spread.
Popular Front of India Chairman E. Abubacker in his statement has called the new Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Parliament an unconstitutional move to interfere in Personal Law.