Central intelligence agencies found that the Popular Front of India (PFI) adopted the Kashmir model for Islamic radicalization in Kerala. Like in Kashmir, local cable operators were used for circulating terrorist propaganda all over Kerala. Evidence of this has been obtained from interrogations of PFI leaders arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and raids conducted at their residences and offices.
Cable operators in Kashmir were restricted after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the Centre. Until then, unauthorized transmission of Pak TV channels was carried out through Kashmir’s cable channels, like Shyam Kala. Speeches aimed at the radicalization of terrorist organization leaders, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, reached the Muslim youth of Kashmir through such local cable operators.
Similarly, in Kerala, especially in the Malabar region, PFI used local cable networks to broadcast banned foreign channel programs and lectures by militant leaders. Malappuram has a majority Muslim population, while districts like Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, and Wayanad have seen an explosion in Muslim birth rates. It is 2023, and we are yet to see the last decade’s census reports.
PFI workers themselves became local cable operators in many places. They also allegedly controlled the local cable operators’ associations. Such members received plenty of financial support from PFI leaders for these covert operations.
PFI activists also worked as reporters for local cable channels. The Intelligence Bureau has also received information that such reporters were used to monitoring RSS/BJP leaders and gather information.
PFI terrorists also misused online websites of the mainstream media to propagate radical ideology. Intelligence agencies have evidence that PFI influenced news program managers in mainstream channels to inject news of ‘interest.’ PFI leaders paid these media houses higher slot rates to promote this.
HinduPost has reported how Malayalam channel reports have always justified the halal/hijab mafia. Many have tried to instigate communal violence using fake reports of mosques being demolished. These reporters have remained anti-CAA and anti-farm law activists. They have also promoted the Azad Kashmir campaigns and vehemently opposed the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir.
The same reporters (mostly Marxist Hindus In Name Only (HINOs)) remained silent even after thousand of Hindus were killed, minor girls forcibly converted to Islam, and our temples destroyed in Pakistan and Bangladesh. No news about Pakistan-sponsored Khalistan vandalism against Hindu establishments and desecration of temples rocking several cities worldwide has ever been mentioned in Kerala news.
Last week, the NIA questioned mainstream media workers at the NIA Kochi office. Reports suggested that other editors and journos too will be interrogated pretty soon. Those probed have gone into a shell and are hiding from public view. Does their withdrawal from the limelight confirm more than mere collaboration with terrorist organizations?
An NIA spokesperson said that PFI leaders conspired to create enmity between members of different religions and groups, thereby trying to create communal riots. They also encouraged vulnerable youth to join terrorist organizations, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (Daesh), and al-Qaeda. The NIA said the conspiracy was to establish Islamic rule in Bharat by committing terrorist acts as a part of ‘jihad.’
Around two weeks ago, a ‘former’ district reporter of the PFI was arrested for his role in the brutal murder of RSS leader S Sanjith (27) near Elapulli, Palakkad. The Town South police arrested Sayed Mohammad Ashiq (37). He is a shady character from Kollengode Block Panchayat in the same district and was living on Tiruvalluvar street with his family.
Police said that Ashiq participated in the conspiracy to murder Sanjith. Ashiq tasked the eighth accused in the case, Naufal, to record the footage from the spot. Naufal was there until Sanjith’s lifeless body was lifted into an auto and taken to a nearby hospital.
Ashiq’s role became clear after investigators focused on mobile phone numbers. The suspect escaped from the spot after the murder and never returned to Kollengode. He was arrested under the leadership of ASP A Shahul Hameed. After seeing the investigation team, Ashiq tried to run but was chased down.
On 15 November 2021, several PFI terrorists arrived in six vehicles and hacked Sanjith more than 50 times in front of his wife. A case was registered against twenty-four suspects in the murder. Only fifteen of them have been arrested so far. A pen drive containing footage of Sanjith being hacked with sharp weapons until he was taken to the hospital in an auto-rickshaw was found from one of the accused.
Around that same time last month, NIA officers searched several locations in the Kollam district and arrested Mohammed Sadik (40) from Chavara. He, too, was a PFI reporter entrusted with collecting details about BJP/RSS leaders for possible targeting by terrorist hit squads.
Sadik posed as a fruit seller and lived with his family, including two children. Digital devices and incriminating documents were seized from Sadik’s house. Several pamphlets of RSS/BJP programs were also found.
Sadik, a school dropout, connected with PFI terrorists in 2012 who radicalized him, following which he decided to join them. He was employed as a fruit vendor and used to gather all the information about events involving the BJP and RSS. Sadik also collected data regarding the movements of Hindu leaders.
According to reports, the NIA discovered during its probe that the PFI had radicalized several locals and used to refer to them as their ‘reporters.’ These radical Islamist reporters are so secretive that even fellow mosque-goers or neighbors are unaware of their motives. They never mingle with the outside world and only report directly to their PFI paymasters.
Suspiciously, most mainstream media houses in Kerala failed to give importance to these arrests. They even tried to push off these incidents as mere NIA allegations.
The names of PFI and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) members have surfaced in several recent political assassinations in Kerala of RSS and BJP leaders, including S Sanjith, SK Srinivasan, Renjith Sreenivasan, and countless other workers. As a result, the Kerala High Court stated in May 2022 that there is no doubt that PFI and SDPI are extremist organizations that engage in brutal acts of violence. Now we know who helped these terrorists.