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New Delhi: The Government of India, on Wednesday, declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts as an unlawful association with immediate effect for a period of five years. The government has notified the order in the ‘Gazette of India’ dated 28th September.
Apart from PFI, its affiliate organization which are banned are All India Imams Council, Campus Front of India (CFI), Rehab India Foundation, National Conf of Human Rights Org, National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala
The action was taken shortly after a nationwide crackdown that led to the arrest of more than 150 PFI members. While Bengaluru saw the maximum number of detentions, Delhi and Assam also saw a sizable number of arrests. The NIA and Enforcement Directorate detained around 106 PFI members earlier this week.