Popular Front of India strongly condemns the arrest of Rashid Ahmed, a member of the organization, by Uttar Pradesh police The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Rashid is a resident of Mumbai and went missing two days back while returning to Mumbai after vising his family in Uttar Pradesh. His family had filed a complaint in Allahabad Hight Court since there was no communication from his side for the last two days.
The revelation by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Lok-Sabha that there has been an over 72 per cent increase in the number of persons arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in 2019 compared to the statistics in 2015, is shocking and of grave concern. 2019 was the year when the Hindutva government in the centre hastily passed a rash of anti-people bills.
New Delhi: Popular Front of India Chairman O M A Salam has, in a statement, urged all state governments, parties, and sections of people who have taken a stand against CAA, NRC, and NPR to be vigilant against the central government move to conduct NPR along with the census.
In a resolution passed in its National Executive Council Meeting, the Popular Front of India called on all secular parties and sections of India to work together in the upcoming state Assembly elections in various states to keep fascist force out of power.
New Delhi: Popular Front of India condemns the raids conducted by Uttar Pradesh STF at our Delhi state committee office in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi. This is a part of the ongoing harassment launched against Popular Front by Yogi Govt. There was a raid at our state office a couple of months back by the Enforcement Directorate and the agency could not find any shred of evidence for anything against the law from our office. So, it is clear that the present raid of UP STF was conducted only to harass us.
New Delhi: Popular Front of India strongly condemns the arrests of its members Anshad and Firoz by the Uttar Pradesh STF by creating a ridiculous fake story of terror attack. Both the persons are residents of Kerala and had visited West Bengal and Bihar for the expansion work of the organization. On 11th February morning 5:40 am both of them boarded a train from Katihar, Bihar to Mumbai. As per their families they last contacted them on the evening of 11th Feb after which they were not reachable on their phone.
A press release issued by Enforcement Directorate claims that the agency has filed a prosecution complaint against office bearers and members of Popular Front under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) before the Special PMLA Court, Lucknow. However, upon reading through the details of the said release, it becomes clear that wanton attempts have been made to mislead the media and society about our organization.
In a statement issued today, Popular Front of India Chairman O M A Salam has said that the low conviction rate in UAPA cases filed across the country proves that the law is being used to deprive citizens of their fundamental rights under the guise of fighting terror.
A national-level meeting of Popular Front of India was held in Bengaluru on 9th February 2021 to review the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Popular Front Day celebrations and to discuss on the mass awareness campaigns related to the programme.
The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Popular Front of India, in a statement issued today, has deplored the explicitly vindictive actions by central financial agencies selectively against the organization. The meeting pointed out that the steps being taken by Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate (ED) as per dictates of the RSS-BJP Government are aimed at stifling the ongoing activities of Popular Front for empowering the backward and marginalized Indian Muslim Community.