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Organisers of PFI event booked after minister takes offence to Ram Mandir remark

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • PFI general secretary Anis Ahmed appealed to the people not to donate money for the temple at the rally.
Siddique Kappan and three other alleged Popular Front of India activists were booked by the UP police on sedition and other serious charges in Mathura on October 5 last year while they were heading to Hathras(PTI Photo)
Siddique Kappan and three other alleged Popular Front of India activists were booked by the UP police on sedition and other serious charges in Mathura on October 5 last year while they were heading to Hathras(PTI Photo)

Family of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan seeks CM's intervention

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Speaking to the media, Kappan's wife, Reaiheanath alleged that her husband was tortured by the Uttar Pradesh police and asked him to name any CPI(M) leaders in order to escape from his ordeal. Mother of three minors, Reaiheanath is running from pillar to post seeking justice for Kappan.
A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court passed the order on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court passed the order on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)

Hathras case: Allahabad HC seeks Centre, UP govt’s replies on arrest of alleged PFI members

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:28 PM IST
The petitioners have been accused of planning to disturb law and order situation and fuel caste based riots in Uttar Pradesh following the death of a woman after she was gang raped.
Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)
Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)

Arrested youth party leader of Popular Front of India funding unrest: ED

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Two weeks ago, the ED had carried out a nationwide raid on offices and residences of top leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI).
File photo: PFI activists staging a protest.(HT-Photo)
File photo: PFI activists staging a protest.(HT-Photo)

‘Vendetta politics,’ alleges PFI after countrywide raids on leaders, offices

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:00 PM IST
After Delhi riots and communal disturbances in Bengaluru, PFI’s role was under the scanner of central agencies.
The PFI is often considered to be an offshoot of the banned Students’ Islamic Front of India (SIMI).(HT Photo/Representative)
The PFI is often considered to be an offshoot of the banned Students’ Islamic Front of India (SIMI).(HT Photo/Representative)

PFI president alleges ED raids planned ‘distraction’ from farmers’ protests

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Salam’s condemnation follows raids carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on offices and residences of PFI leaders in Kerala in connection with the money laundering case filed against it by the central agency.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

ED raids PFI chairman’s premises in Kerala as part of money laundering probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The PFI is under investigation for alleged financial links with anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters earlier this year
Four people headed to Hathras were taken into detention by UP Police in Mathura on suspicion that they were associated with PFI and CFI.(PTI Photo/Reprsentative)
Four people headed to Hathras were taken into detention by UP Police in Mathura on suspicion that they were associated with PFI and CFI.(PTI Photo/Reprsentative)

Probe into PFI, CFI role in ‘bid to incite caste violence’ over Hathras begins

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondents | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Officials probing the case claim that there are signs of PFI’s involvement in spreading hatred and putting up fake posts on social media over Hathras incident.
Riots broke out in Bengaluru on August 11.
Riots broke out in Bengaluru on August 11.

NIA arrests ‘key conspirator’ in August 11 Bengaluru riots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 01:45 AM IST
The riots had broken out on the night of August 11 over a derogatory social media remark by one Naveen, identified as the nephew of Srinivas Akhanda Murthy, the sitting Congress MLA from Pulakeshi Nagar of Bengaluru.
M Sivasankar, former principal secretary to Kerala chief minister has also been questioned in the case.(PTI)
M Sivasankar, former principal secretary to Kerala chief minister has also been questioned in the case.(PTI)

NIA arrests suspected PFI member in Kerala gold smuggling case

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | By Neeraj Chauhan and Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 01:32 AM IST
Apart from the PFI member identified as Muhammad Ali, five more suspects have also been arrested from Kerala for conspiring with the gold smugglers; raids have been conducted at six places in Kerala in the past three days, the NIA said.
PFI activists staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)
PFI activists staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)

PFI national chairman holds government office in Kerala, sparks row

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Working as a senior assistant with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Salam is currently posted at the Manjeri (Malappuram) SEB circle office.
Repair and reconstruction work underway after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act, at Karawal Nagar in Northeast Delhi on Wednesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Repair and reconstruction work underway after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act, at Karawal Nagar in Northeast Delhi on Wednesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

2 PFI members arrested for Delhi violence; 1 of them had fought Assembly polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:50 PM IST
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)

In Delhi riots, ED files money laundering case against suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain

Hindistan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:37 AM IST
In Delhi riots, ED files money laundering case against suspended AAP leader
53 people were killed and 400 injured in the violence in north-east Delhi, which started on February 23 on a two-kilometre stretch connecting Jafrabad and Maujpur.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
53 people were killed and 400 injured in the violence in north-east Delhi, which started on February 23 on a two-kilometre stretch connecting Jafrabad and Maujpur.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: 4 arrested for murders during violence in north-east district

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 06:09 PM IST
The four were either stabbed or hacked to death on Tahirpur Puliya (culvert) allegedly by the four, who were part of a violent mob that had gathered there during the riots.
PFI member Mohd Danish who has been arrested by Delhi Police.(ANI Photo)
PFI member Mohd Danish who has been arrested by Delhi Police.(ANI Photo)

Police arrest PFI member for spreading ‘false propaganda’ during anti-CAA protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Mohd Danish is a member of Popular Front of India (PFI), which has been accused of funding protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

PFI activists in touch with AAP and Congress, HQ in Shaheen Bagh, says ED official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The ED officer also revealed that the PFI president of Delhi, Mohammad Parwez Ahmed has been in regular touch with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh and several Congress leaders including Udit Raj.
Police fire tear gas shells during an anti-CAA and anti-NRC protest in Lucknow on December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT File)
Police fire tear gas shells during an anti-CAA and anti-NRC protest in Lucknow on December 19, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT File)

States inform Centre about cases against PFI members

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The maximum number of cases registered against the PFI from November 2016 to November 2019 was in Kerala. According to the Kerala police, in these three years 104 cases were registered against the PFI.
Activists of the PFI staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)
Activists of the PFI staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)

The story of Popular Front of India and reason behind its growth

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:26 AM IST
PFI’s growth is phenomenal, admit intelligence agencies, saying it successfully exploited a growing vacuum in the community donning the role of a saviour.
An unsigned note by the ED that found its way to social media had alleged the PFI had mobilised money to fund the protests and the ED had tracked bank accounts to back this charge.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ HT Photo)
An unsigned note by the ED that found its way to social media had alleged the PFI had mobilised money to fund the protests and the ED had tracked bank accounts to back this charge.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ HT Photo)

‘Cheap campaign’: PFI tells govt to prove charge that it funds CAA protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 05:17 PM IST
ED officials, requesting anonymity, had insisted that they did submit the note to the Home Ministry that is examining a request by UP Police to ban the group under India’s anti-terror law.
Vehicles set on fire next to a police post after demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, and a proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on December 19, 2019.(HT File Photo)
Vehicles set on fire next to a police post after demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, and a proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on December 19, 2019.(HT File Photo)

‘Foreign’ links of Popular Front of India under scanner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 07:48 AM IST
The group linked to UP violence gets funding from abroad, according to MHA dossier; PFI says it works for the marginalised and minorities
The PFI was born in 2006 through the merger of three Muslim organisations from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, and reportedly has about 80,000 members and sympathisers across India.(HT Photo/File)
The PFI was born in 2006 through the merger of three Muslim organisations from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, and reportedly has about 80,000 members and sympathisers across India.(HT Photo/File)

Home ministry examining reports from states against Popular Front of India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Police has said it has ample evidence of the 25 arrested PFI activists’ active involvement in the recent anti-CAA violence in the state. UP has demanded a ban on the Kerala-based organization.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seen during an interview with Hindustan Times at his residence in Patna.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seen during an interview with Hindustan Times at his residence in Patna.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Ravi Shankar Prasad suspects PFI hand in UP violence

New Delhi/Lucknow/Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:36 PM IST
As many as 21 persons have died in violent protests over CAA in Uttar Pradesh; 1,113 persons have been arrested in connection with the protests.
According to NIA, PFI, which is at the centre of violent protests in UP, has over 50,000 regular members.(ANI File)
According to NIA, PFI, which is at the centre of violent protests in UP, has over 50,000 regular members.(ANI File)

Demand for ban on Popular Front of India revived

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2020 03:35 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has even termed it a threat to national security.
Rapid Action Force stand guard during anti CAA protest, at Roomi Gate Police Post, in Old City, Lucknow, on Friday, December 20, 2019.(HT Photo)
Rapid Action Force stand guard during anti CAA protest, at Roomi Gate Police Post, in Old City, Lucknow, on Friday, December 20, 2019.(HT Photo)

2 PFI officials held for protest in Lucknow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 10:03 AM IST
The accused Mohd Asfaq, state president of PFI, and Nadeem, its state treasurer were arrested for creating groups and messaging on social media platforms to invite people to the anti-CAA protest.
Members of All Assam Students Union (AASU) during a procession demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Guwahati on Wednesday.(ANI)
Members of All Assam Students Union (AASU) during a procession demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Guwahati on Wednesday.(ANI)

Assam police arrest 2 PFI men for anti-CAA violence in Guwahati last week

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Protests had raged in Guwahati for two days last week against the new citizenship law. The administration responded by deploying a massive security force, clamping curfew and suspending internet.
The National Investigation Agency has arrested Popular Front of India member Mohammad Faruk, a resident of Trichy, in connection with the murder of catering contractor Ramalingam in February this year.(HT File)
The National Investigation Agency has arrested Popular Front of India member Mohammad Faruk, a resident of Trichy, in connection with the murder of catering contractor Ramalingam in February this year.(HT File)

PFI member linked to Ramalingam murder arrested

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST
The NIA had earlier carried out searches at 20 locations, including the houses of accused persons on May 2, in connection with the case during which incriminating material had been seized.
The massive NIA raids come close on the heels of the Sri Lanka bombings, which have cast a shadow on radical Islamic outfits in the state.(HT PHOTO)
The massive NIA raids come close on the heels of the Sri Lanka bombings, which have cast a shadow on radical Islamic outfits in the state.(HT PHOTO)

NIA examining possible IS links with radical Muslim outfits in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:33 PM IST
The NIA is mulling taking into custody the 10 suspects who have been arrested by the state police in connection with the murder, as most of them are either PFI functionaries or activists. Sources say, custodial interrogation is necessary to decode the IS links.
Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)

Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu

Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The raid at 20 locations were carried out in connection with the February 5 murder of PMK functionary, Ramalingam, by suspected Islamic radicals for opposing religious preaching in a Dalit enclave at Thirubuvanam near Kumbakonam in Thajavur district, an NIA release said.
Kerala police to seek legal opinion in SFI leader killing case.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Kerala police to seek legal opinion in SFI leader killing case.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Student killing: Kerala police to seek legal opinion on invoking Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 05:15 PM IST
The killers, allegedly workers of Popular Front of India (PFI) and its student wing Campus Front and political offshoot Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), had come from outside to attack SFI workers in the Ernakulam Maharajas College campus, Kerala police chief Loknath Behera said.
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