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The RSS worker was stabbed to death during the clashes with SDPI. Six others were also injured in Kerala's Alappuzha district. (HT Archive/For Representational Purposes Only)

RSS worker stabbed to death in Kerala during SDPI rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:54 AM IST
  • Police presence in Wayalar has been increased in the district in the wake of the violence.
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )

No difference between Siddaramaiah, PFI: Karnataka minister Eshwarappa

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • Eshwarappa also said even the poor are contributing towards the temple's construction and criticised the Congress leader’s attitude.
The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)
The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)

Bangladesh-based terror outfit helped PFI men arrange explosives for terror plot

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • The two accused revealed that they visited Bangladesh a few months ago to seek Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen’s help for arranging explosives and firearms to trigger terror blasts in India
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)

UP STF ‘foils’ terror attack plan with arrest of PFI men with explosives

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:47 AM IST
  • A top UP police official said a operation was launched to nab the accused after the STF came to know about PFI’s plan to conduct terror attacks in Uttar Pradesh and recruit educated youngsters.
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).
Police said that the accused, a resident of Kerala, was held when he reached the airport to move out of the country. Police added that the accused was planning to go to Muscat.(Representative Photo)
Police said that the accused, a resident of Kerala, was held when he reached the airport to move out of the country. Police added that the accused was planning to go to Muscat.(Representative Photo)

Leader of PFI’s student wing held in Kerala, Hathras funding link under scanner

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Rauf Shareef was wanted over alleged funding to incite caste violence in the backdrop of the gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras earlier this year
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.
While the PFI has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, the Bhim Army said it was ready for all kinds of probe.(HT Photo)
While the PFI has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, the Bhim Army said it was ready for all kinds of probe.(HT Photo)

Probing financial links between Bhim Army and PFI, says ED

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Official sources said that ED has unearthed some mobile phone communication between some senior office bearers of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, and it will seek clarifications from them.
Police had alleged that the three men arrested, had links with PFI student wing Campus Front of India (CFI).(ANI Photo)
Police had alleged that the three men arrested, had links with PFI student wing Campus Front of India (CFI).(ANI Photo)

HC notice to Centre, UP on plea for release of men held for alleged PFI membership

Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:31 AM IST
Three men were arrested by Mathura police on October 5 and charged under various sections of the IPC, along with sections 17 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and relevant sections of the IT Act.
Mathura police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India, before a court in Mathura in October.(PTI File Photo)
Mathura police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India, before a court in Mathura in October.(PTI File Photo)

SC issues notice to UP govt on plea against arrest of Kerala journalist on way to Hathras

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested by Mathura Police while on his way to cover the Hathras gang-rape incident. He has been charged under UAPA for his alleged links with banned outfit Popular Front of India.
Police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Wife of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan meets Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The UP police had arrested Kappan along with three others, claiming that they had links with Popular Front of India and its affiliate in Mathura.
The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police. (HT Photo)
The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police. (HT Photo)

Journalist, 3 others on way to Hathras arrested, charged with anti-terror law

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:45 PM IST
They were arrested on Monday night after a laptop and some objectionable literature relating to ‘Justice for Hathras Victim’ was allegedly recovered from their possession while they were en route to Hathras.
Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

UP police arrest ‘PFI-linked’ men on their way to Hathras from Delhi: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has alleged there is an ‘international conspiracy’ to defame his government over the Hathras gang rape 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.
The arrested PFI member is accused of posting objectionable posts on social media.(HT Photo/Representative)
The arrested PFI member is accused of posting objectionable posts on social media.(HT Photo/Representative)

PFI member arrested in Uttar Pradesh for offensive social media post

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 09:36 AM IST
The accused Mohamed Dilshad is the legal in charge of the Popular Front of India in the region.
Police and residents walk past charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Police and residents walk past charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Violence stirs up political storm in Bengaluru

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:55 AM IST
Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president and chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s son, Vijayendra, said in a tweet that the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political arm, the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), had a role in the violence. He said the groups flourished in the Congress rule.
Tahir Hussain’s lawyer, Javed Ali, denied the police allegations and called them a political conspiracy against his client.(PTI)
Tahir Hussain’s lawyer, Javed Ali, denied the police allegations and called them a political conspiracy against his client.(PTI)

Tahir ‘led, instigated’ IB official’s murder: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:12 AM IST
This is the second charge sheet filed against Hussain in two days. He was charged by the police on Tuesday for allegedly playing a pivotal role in the riots in which 53 people were killed and over 400 injured.
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
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.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI photo)

Modi defamed Kerala, says Pinarayi Vijayan in rebuttal to PM for LS speech

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The PM quoted Vijayan to question why Kerala’s ruling left front was supporting the stir even when the CM of the state had stated in the assembly that anti-CAA protests in the state were being fanned and supported by some extremist outfits.
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.
Several people had died during protests in cities of Uttar Pradesh in December last year.(HT Photo)
Several people had died during protests in cities of Uttar Pradesh in December last year.(HT Photo)

Eight with ‘PFI links’ arrested in UP for anti-CAA violence

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 09:15 PM IST
A cop said the arrested men were involved with the publicity of the organisation and were present at the venue of the protests during the violence.
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.
Police in Uttar Pradesh had arrested around 25 PFI functionaries and activists for their alleged role in the violent anti-CAA protests in Meerut, Shamli, Muzzafarnagar and Lucknow on December 19(Gurpreet Singh /HT Photo)
Police in Uttar Pradesh had arrested around 25 PFI functionaries and activists for their alleged role in the violent anti-CAA protests in Meerut, Shamli, Muzzafarnagar and Lucknow on December 19(Gurpreet Singh /HT Photo)

Popular Front of India mobilised money to finance anti-CAA protests, says ED note to MHA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:59 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh has written to the home ministry seeking a ban on PFI, and there are reports that Karnataka and Assam have followed suit.
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.
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.
Najeeb had been given bail by the Kerala high court which has been stayed by the Supreme Court, said NIA spokesperson.(Representational Image)
Najeeb had been given bail by the Kerala high court which has been stayed by the Supreme Court, said NIA spokesperson.(Representational Image)

NIA re-arrests Najeeb KA, accused of chopping off ex-Kerala prof’s palm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 09:52 AM IST
TJ Joseph, 52, had his right arm severed at the wrist as he was returning home from church with his mother and sister on July 4, 2010, and later underwent an operation to have the limb sown back on.
A shut down call was given by various organisations in Kerala, Dec 17, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
A shut down call was given by various organisations in Kerala, Dec 17, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)

Kerala shutdown against citizenship act largely peaceful, stones pelting reported in some areas

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Except for stray incidents of stone-pelting, the shutdown has been reported to be peaceful so far. Government vehicles plied normally but attendance was poor in many government offices and educational institutions.
A day-long dharna will be organized before the martyrs’ column in Thiruvananthapuram which will be addressed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
A day-long dharna will be organized before the martyrs’ column in Thiruvananthapuram which will be addressed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

In Kerala, Congress, CPI(M) to jointly protest against new citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:19 PM IST
After Friday prayers many Muslim organizations have taken out processions in various parts of the state against the legislation. Big rallies were held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kasargode. The Social Democratic Party of India, the political wing of the Popular Front of India, has announced a statewide shutdown on December 17.
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