The case of the Center to ban the PFI receives a boost after UP, Assam entries

NEW DELHI: The request of the UP government seeking the prohibition of radical Islamic attire of the Popular Front of India (PFI), along with the contributions of the police that point to the role of the cadres in fueling the violence of December 11 in Guwahati during the protests against CAA and a 2017 dossier By NIA, which details the alleged role of PFI activists in four cases of terrorism, has reinforced the case of the Center to move forward again to outlaw the outfit.

Interior minister Amit Shah In an interview with a news channel on Thursday, although he refused to comment on whether the PFI ban was at stake, he said that UP police, Assam police and some other states had established PFI's role in violence that broke out during the recent anti-CAA stir.

Last month, UP police arrested at least 14 PFI activists for allegedly instigating violence in the state, while Assam police picked up the head of the PFI state unit, Aminul Hoque and Mohammad Muzammil Hoque, the secretary press release, for allegedly stoking violence in Guwahati. PFI has ruled out the police accusations that link it with violent protests against the CAA and argues that the proposed ban was an effort to suppress one of the biggest agitations since Independence.