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UP govt writes to Centre to ban PFI for violent anti-CAA protests

Lucknow, Dec 31 (GCCurrentAffairs) Uttar Pradesh government has recommended to the Centre to immediately ban Popular Front of India (PFI) for violent anti Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) and National Register of Citizens protests in the state this month.
The letter of recommendation to ban the outfit was sent to the Centre by state DGP O P Singh on Monday.
State Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya told media persons here on Tuesday that PFI activists were behind all violent protests in the state.
“Such organisations will not be allowed to flourish, they will be banned. We have sent a letter to the Centre to ban this outfit,” the Deputy CM said.
He said that many members of PFI were once associated with banned Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
“During the police investigation, it was found the PFI activists were behind the violence in different parts of the state, particularly in Lucknow. We are committed to crush these anti-national forces at any cost,” he said.
The UP DGP said he has sent a letter to the Centre seeking a ban on PFI.
The letter was sent in the backdrop of a probe conducted by the UP police which found PFI’s involvement in the violent protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) that took place in the state on December 19.
PFI, was founded on November 22, 2006. UP Police had arrested three members of PFI including its state president Waseem Ahmad after the violence.

Source
Via UNI-India

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