People fear PFI’s violent activities, repercussions: NIA
After conducting nationwide raids against the PFI, the NIA said that the violent acts of the PFI have had a very bad effect on the mind of the public. The agency said in a statement that PFI activities include collecting explosives to target key people and places, supporting Islamic State and destroying public property. People are afraid of him.
During the raids against the PFI on Thursday, Muslim youths raised slogans for the return of the NIA at some places. At some places, they even tried to obstruct the raids, but their efforts were foiled by the police by taking them into custody.
The ED is already probing the financial links of the PFI for allegations of fueling the anti-CAA agitation and the Delhi riots in 2020. Maharashtra, Karnataka have the highest number of arrests.
“Criminal acts of violence by the PFI such as cutting off the hands of a college professor, brutal killings of persons belonging to organizations professing other religions, collecting explosives to target prominent people and places,” the NIA said in a statement. Supporting Islamic State and destroying public property is tantamount to creating terror in the minds of citizens.
PFI announces shutdown today
The PFI held demonstrations at various places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Thursday to protest against the raids by the NIA and ED. The organization announced a strike in Kerala on Friday. Violent scenes were seen everywhere. The state general secretary of the organization said that the RSS-controlled government wants to suppress the voice of dissent by using central agencies. State BJP President K Surendran termed the strike unnecessary and said that the state government should take strict action against those organizing the strike.
Taking suo motu cognizance of the entire incident, the Kerala High Court today asked all the security agencies to ensure that there is no damage to public property and property.