Cholas Not Hindus? Kamal Haasan a Politician, Needs to Stay Relevant; Can’t Compare PFI to RSS: Gurumurthy

S Gurumurthy, editor of Thuglak and co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, in an interview with CNN-News18, said he pitied the discourse that Cholas were not Hindus. When asked about actor Kamal Haasan’s statement that there was no Hindu religion during the period, he said: “I pity such discourse. Those saying it are rabble-rousers and attention-seekers… … Read more

Kerala Police Officer Suspended Over Alleged Links with Banned Outfit PFI

A Kerala Police officer has been suspended for allegedly having links with activists of banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), police said. Ernakulam (rural) District Police Chief Vivek Kumar issued an order on October 4 immediately suspending the Civil Police Officer (CPO) who is alleged to have links with PFI activists, according to a … Read more

PFI Cadres Were Perfect Candidates for ISIS Headhunters, And Then They Ended Up Dead: Sources

Investigators have unearthed evidence to show that the now-banned Popular Front of India (PFI) was acting as a feeder source for the most-dreaded global terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS), CNN-News18 has learnt. PFI was the initial stepping stone of many potential terrorists joining the Islamic State from India. It has been observed that so far … Read more

PFI Must Be Held Accountable for Hartal Violence; Deposit Rs 5.2cr with Govt: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed banned outfit PFI and its ex-state general secretary to deposit Rs 5.2 crores with the Home Department towards damages estimated by the KSRTC and the state government in connection with the hartal-related violence on September 23, saying they must be held accountable for it. Expressing concern that the … Read more

Jamaat terms PFI ban selective, Jamiat maintains silence

The countrywide ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the arrest of its top leaders has divided the leading Muslim organisations. While the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind has maintained silence on the issue, insisting it has “nothing to do with PFI”, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has asked the government to revoke the ban, calling it “selective, … Read more

AAP on Centre’s Ban on PFI

Action must be taken against any outfit indulging in illegal activities and spreading hatred, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Wednesday in a guarded response to the Centre’s ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI). The Arvind Kejriwal-led party put the onus of proof on the law enforcement and probe agencies which carried … Read more

Maha Crackdown on PFI: Home Dept Permits Top Cops, Magistrates to Act, Seize Properties

Following nationwide raids against the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Centre banning the radical Islamic outfit and some of its affiliates for five years on Wednesday, the Maharashtra government has ordered a further crackdown against the organisation, News18 has learnt. According to sources, the state home department has issued orders empowering police commissioners … Read more

Ban on PFI Not Enough; RSS Banned Thrice, Now Ruling Country: IUML Leader KM Shaji to News18

The Indian Union Muslim League thinks that banning the Popular Front of India is not the solution to the problem; instead, those involved in “terror” like them should be exposed publically during debates and finished off politically. The IUML’s Kerala state secretary KM Shaji told News18 in an exclusive interview that his three-decade-long fight against … Read more

PFI ban: Ministry of Home Affairs cites murders of four Hindutva activists in Karnataka to make a case

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification that has declared Popular Front of India (PFI) and its nine affiliate organisations “unlawful association” under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, mentions four murder cases of Hindutva activists in which members of PFI and its affiliate organisations are accused, to make a case for their ban. The notification … Read more

BJP, RSS Leaders, Govt Agencies on PFI Radar After Anti-Terror Raids: Sources

Rattled by nationwide anti-terror raids against them, the Popular Front of India (PFI) has pressed into action to harm government agencies and BJP and RSS leaders and their organisations, according to an intelligence note accessed by CNN-News18. PFI is planning a serious and sinister way to disturb public peace and tranquillity. They are upset due … Read more