According to reports, the newly elected Chief Minister of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy has met with the leaders of Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). The Islamist outfits have been accused of involvement in anti-national activities by National Intelligence Agency.
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The meeting between the leaders of Islamist outfit and the chief minister happened just after the oath-taking ceremony at the Vidhana Soudha. The leaders of JDS defended the chief minister and said that PFI and SDPI leaders had come to meet and congratulate the CM.
The Congress party had an understanding with these radical Islamist parties in the recent elections, where PFI and SDPI had withdrawn candidates to support Congress in the elections. Earlier, the same PFI was also accused of murdering an RSS worker in Bangalore.
PFI and SDPI are accused of supporting the anti-national activities earlier. Recently, NIA had filed a charge sheet against PFI members for the murder of a Hindu Munnani member. According to the charge sheet, the NIA has established a larger conspiracy behind the murder of Hindu Munnani spokesperson C Sasikumar.
The NIA had submitted a report on the PFI to the Home Ministry, claiming that the group has been involved in terror acts, including running terror camps and making bombs, and it was a fit case to be declared banned under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Earlier, the former Vice President Hamid Ansari was also in the news for the wrong reasons after he attended a program organised by the violent Islamist organisation. The same outfit has also been accused in Hadiya’s ‘love-jihad’ cases in Kerala.
In February this year, the Jharkhand government had banned the Kerala-based PFI in the state stating that “members of this organisation are influenced by the Islamic State terror group (IS)”. Jharkhand police claimed that there were pronounced activities of the group in Pakur and Sahebganj districts of the tribal-dominated Santhal Pargana region.