“Since the major media houses in India are under control of commercial interests, we cannot expect them playing a positive role in current political situation.” This view was elaborated by Mr. Anil Chamadia who is a renowned columnist and media activist. He was delivering the Popular Lecture of the month, held at Popular Front of India headquarters in New Delhi. Moreover, many of them are serving the interests of Sangh Parivar which controls the government in the centre and many states.
Popular Front of India Chairman E. Abubacker in a statement welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the trial of senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti for the criminal conspiracy in Babri Masjid case. At the same time, he termed the ruling a delayed justice.
The Central Secretariat of Popular Front of India, in a statement issued after its meeting chaired by Chairman E Abubacker, has said that the assembly election results of five states are a wake-up call for secular politics in India. Unless different political parties that exist in the name of secularism are not ready to make a thorough introspection now and reinforce their loyalty to the principles they claim to uphold, even their own existence cannot not be saved.
Popular Front of India which is a nationwide social movement striving for total empowerment of the marginalised sections has announced the Educational Project for the current year and appealed people’s contribution for its fulfillment, a step in building a bright future. General Secretary of the organisation M Mohammed Ali Jinnah stated that the highlights of the Educational Project which Popular Front has been implementing since last one decade are the unique campaign called School Chalo, Sarva Shiksha Gram and Scholarship schemes.
Popular Front of India has conveyed deep condolence in the sad demise of Janab Syed Shahabuddin Sahib, former member of Indian parliament and a great champion of social justice and people’s rights in the country. Popular Front chairman E. Abubacker in his message remembered with reverence the concern and sincerity to the people that were consistent of Syed Shahabuddin throughout his life till his last breath.
In a statement released on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid by Hindutwa forces, Popular Front Chairman K M Shareef demanded rebuilding Babri Masjid at its actual site as was promised by the government to the nation immediately after the demolition. The attack had left a permanent blemish on the face secular democratic face of India. Babri Masjid demolition was a deliberate attempt by Sangh Parivar. The demolition would not have been possible without the support of the Congress party which was in power at the time.
Popular Front of India chairman K M Shareef has appealed to all Muslims groups as well as secular sections to support the steps taken by All India Muslim Personal Law Board for averting the implementation of Uniform Civil Code. He has extended full support to the decision of AIMLB to boycott the opinion survey announced by Law Commission of India.
Central Secretariat meeting of Poplar Front of India has resolved that Uniform Civil Code is unacceptable and urged the central government to withdraw from moves aimed at imposing Uniform Civil Code on all citizens. Though the directive principles of the Indian constitution advise the state a Uniform Civil Code, nullifying separate personal laws now enjoyed by different religious groups is an infringement of the freedom religion enshrined in it as a fundamental right.
Popular Front of General Secretary M. Mohammed Ali Jinnah visited the house of the two victims who were brutally beaten up by cow vigilantes. The two men, Hafiz Abdul Khalid, 25 and Ali Hasan, 35 were attacked outside a Madrassa at Prem Nagar near Nangloi in west Delhi on 14th September 2016 evening as they were removing remains of buffaloes slaughtered for Eid the previous day. The men dragged the two out of a tempo and hit them with iron rods. They called in more men and soon, around 24 vigilantes allegedly stripped and beat the two victims with sticks.