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UP Police Writes to Home Ministry, Seeks Ban on PFI

31 Dec 2019 01:12 PM, IST

UP Police Writes to Home Ministry, Seeks Ban on PFI
A march of Popular Front of India (Photo - Amar Ujala)

India Tomorrow


NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 31— The Uttar Pradesh Police has reportedly written to the Union Home Ministry seeking ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged involvement in violent protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state earlier this month.


According to ANI news agency, Uttar Pradesh’s Director General of Police OP Singh has written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs, requesting to “impose a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) as investigations found PFI’s involvement in the violent protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act that took place on 19 December.”


Deputy Chief Minister of UP, Keshav Prasad Maurya has also called for ban on PFI.


“It was especially Popular Front of India (PFI) behind all the damage done to property, arson & anarchy in state. Such organisations will not be allowed to flourish, they will be banned,” the news agency quoted him as saying.


Protests against CAA and central government move for nationwide NRC took place across the country including UP on December 19 and 20 when thousands of people demonstrated in cities and towns. Some of the protests turned violent in UP as buses and vehicles were torched. At least 20 people were killed during the protests in UP – some of them fell to police bullets.


Several media reports said cops also barged into homes, beat up people including women and elderly and destroyed properties.


Meanwhile, the administration in several districts has issued recovery notices to 370 persons to recover damages to public property during protests against CAA in the state.

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