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Ministry of Home Affairs Bans PFI

Published on September 29, 2022
Current Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its multiple associates for a period of five years.
Ministry of Home Affairs Bans PFI
  • The MHA used the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) to impose the ban, by mentioning that PFI was a “major threat to the internal security of the country” and was connected to terrorist organizations like ISIS.
  • The PFI was designated as an “unlawful association” by the MHA which gives the right to the enforcement agencies to detain PFI members, freeze their accounts, and seize their assets.
  • Its affiliates that were banned include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), Campus Front of India (CFI), National Women’s Front, National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), Empower India Foundation, Junior Front, and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.
  • PFI is an Indian Muslim political organization that was established in 2006 by merging the National Development Front (NDF) and the Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD). The current Chairperson of PFI is OMA Abdul Salam.


Q.1 Recently MHA banned political organizations under the UAPA?
a. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
b. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)
c. Popular Front of India (PFI)
d. Indian Christian Front (ICF)

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