Reports of ban on Popular Front in Jharkhand undemocratic and unconstitutional, says General Secretary

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:05 -- delhipro

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 High Court of Jharkhand on 27th August, 2018 had quashed the previous ban imposed on Popular Front by the same Government on 21st February 2018. The court had made it clear that the State Government has failed to prove the charges it made against Popular Front.
This ban should also be seen in the context of the legal victory achieved in the lynching cases supported by Popular Front in Jharkhand. It is evident that the real motive behind such vendetta against Popular Front is to stop the culture of legal defense and democratic struggle that has been advanced by Popular Front.
Popular Front of India has utmost trust in the Judiciary of the country and we are convinced that once again we will be successful in defeating this ban through democratic and legal measures available in our democratic country.

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