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Govt bans PFI, 8 associates for five years for alleged terror activities

The ban comes after the NIA, the ED and various state police forces carried out raids in a massive pan-India crackdown on the PFI twice in the recent days

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The Centre on Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for five years under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA, accusing the Islamic outfit of having "links" with global terror groups such as the ISIS and and trying to spread communal hatred in the country.
 
The PFI's eight associates--Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, All India Imams Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation, National Women's Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala -- were also placed in the list of the organisations outlawed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), according to a gazette notification.

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 9:05 PM IST

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