A video showing a yogi/sadhu wearing bhagwa (saffron) clothes being dragged with a rope tied around him is doing the rounds on social media. The man is seen wearing a mask that looks similar to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. More masked men are seen dragging the rope and randomly beat the central figure.
The incident occurred in broad daylight somewhere in Kerala. Those behind this horrific act are allegedly students affiliated with the Campus Front of India (CFI). CFI is the student organization of the terrorist-linked Popular Front of India (PFI). The other cowards involved in this shameful incident against an elected leader are masked too, covering their identities.
This mockery was part of a rally carried out by the Islamist Organization against the UP CM for arrest and prosecution of journalist Siddique Kappan and other PFI activists for their involvement in instigating violence and other anti-national activities. Kappan is a Keralite and his accomplices are accused of receiving funds from Pakistan. They were allegedly entrusted by their ISI handlers to proceed to Hathras in UP to try and incite caste riots over the tragic death of a Hindu girl from an SC community.
Such mock rallies showing sharia-style punishment to intimidate opponents is a known tactic of PFI. In February, PFI carried out a rally imitating the 1921 Moplah pogrom which showed RSS men in chains; mainstream media outlets like Aaj Tak had jumped to their defense.
The CFI is the latest version of the now-banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), formed by a group of followers of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind many years ago. Recently they were in the news for the cold-blooded murder of a communist student activist and named Abhimanyu. He was stabbed to death at Maharaja’s college campus in 2018 by CFI Islamists.
Though that incident remains fresh in the minds of the citizens, no action has been taken by the local regime led by Marxists against such divisive tactics adopted by the CFI. Clearly, the communists are now hand in glove with Islamists and a new breed of green communism reigns in Kerala.
In the Hathras case, the PFI members are accused of receiving foreign funds to the tune of 80 lakhs from countries like Muscat & Doha. The CFI general secretary Rauf Sherif was arrested at the Thiruvananthapuram airport last year while trying to flee the country. Serious charges of sedition, intent to cause riots, and raising funds for terrorist acts are pending against Kappan and his associates.
This is just one of the many cases that exist all over Bharat against the Islamist PFI. NIA has recommended the MHA to ban the outfit for its involvement in terror activities. But in the absence of such action, it is incumbent on all state governments to monitor the activities of this dangerous group and crack down on it like Yogi Adityanath did in UP.