HC directs Centre, Kerala govt to give views on banning PFI
Kerala High Court today directed the Union and state governments to inform their views on banning the Popular Front of India.
Kochi: Kerala High Court today directed the
Union and state governments to inform their views on banning
the Popular Front of India, a Muslim radical outfit, allegedly
behind the chopping off the hand of a lecturer for preparing
an `inflammatory` question paper with references to Prophet
The direction in this regard was issued by Chief Justice
J Chalameswar and Justice P N Ravindran on a petition filed by
Gireesh Babu of Ernakulam.
According to the petitioner, these "religious fundamental
organisations are trying to create hatred in the minds of the
believers of different religions in order to have an access to
the youth to propagate their extreme ideologies".
It was highly necessary to ban the PFI publications also
to protect the youth and the country, the petitioner
The petitioner also sought to entrust the investigation
of the attack on the lecturer to the National Investigation
Police have arrested five PFI activists in connection
with the July 4 attack on the lecturer.