Popular Front of India (PFI) founding chairman Erappungal Abubacker (E Abubacker) is currently in judicial custody. The 70-year-old Islamist leader of the banned terrorist organization PFI is in Tihar Jail on charges including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Abubacker was arrested along with several other top PFI leaders in late September.
His son Amal Thahseen claimed that Abubacker suffered from chronic illnesses and submitted some medical records to the Delhi high court. He sought bail for the terrorist. In the petition, Abubacker declared that the questioning had been completed. The court examined the documents, rejected the bail application, and directed Thahseen to approach the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court.
This is when Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nasser Madani came forward on behalf of Abubacker. Madani is a terrorist and is the main accused in several bomb blast cases and assassination attempts on top RSS leaders like LK Advani and former Kerala CPM chief minister EK Nayanar. Madani is currently incarcerated in the Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru.
The full version of Madani’s Facebook post-
“Treatment should be made available –
Janab E Abubacker, the former leader of the Popular Front (PFI), is imprisoned in Tihar jail and is charged with UAPA. His family has stated in a press conference that his health is terrible.
His family has said that he is suffering from various diseases, including cancer, Parkinson’s, and severe diabetes, and is not getting the necessary treatment despite a court order.
Organizational and ideological differences should not be a reason for silence at such junctures. It is requested that there should be immediate intervention from the responsible centers to give him (Abubacker) proper treatment.
Abdul Nasir Madani
On Monday, the Delhi Patiala House Court directed the Tihar jail authorities to shift Abubacker to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and provide him with the best treatment possible.
NIA special judge, Shailender Malik, ordered, “It is directed to the jail authorities that the accused be taken to AIIMS hospital with all his medical documents and investigation scan reports carried out up till now so that the accused may be provided appropriate treatment, diet plans for all his medical difficulties at AIIMS hospital.”
“In this regard copy of the order be sent to Director AIIMS with the request for providing the timely and best treatment to the accused so that there should not be any apprehension left in the minds of anyone for the accused regarding laxity in the medical treatment. Having so decided, taking note of the above entire facts at this stage, no case is made out for interim bail,” Malik said in the order.
The NIA found plenty of evidence to indulge in subversive activities based on which the PFI leaders were arrested. Prominent were a brochure and CDs related to the infamous ‘Mission 2047’ and a ‘short course on how to make IEDs using readily available materials.
PFI has a long history of claiming victimization on behalf of Muslims in India. However, the organization’s violent tendencies were exposed by the carnage that its cadre orchestrated after its leader was recently imprisoned. It demonstrated to the public that the arrests were conducted in the right direction.
Abubacker hailed from Koduvally in Kozhikode district and was the founder of the dreaded Sunni Muslim organization National Development Front (NDF), Rehab India Foundation, SDPI, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board. He also worked as an India Next Hindi magazine editor and Thejas daily newspaper.
In the 1980s, Madani funded the Islamic Seva Sangh (ISS), which used anti-Hindu and anti-RSS rhetoric to attract support from a section of violent elements in the Muslim community. They often shifted the entire blame for terrible Islamist crimes onto the RSS and other ‘socialist Hindus,’ i.e., communist Hindus. So-called human rights activists, Hindus In Name Only (HINOs), have contributed to this false propaganda. Madani roamed around in huge convoys with the security cover of his version of Black Cat commandos, all dressed in black.
Muslim intellectuals like now arrested PFI national council member P Koya and Abubacker, the NDF’s founder chairman, claimed that Madani was the wrong model since his antics amounted to hero worship. After the Babri Masjid was pulled down, Madani disbanded the ISS and formed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) political outfit. Recent developments show that the differences between the PFI, PDP and communist leaders were mere eyewash.
The Jamaat-SIMI school of thought shaped former Kozhikode schoolteacher Abubacker. In 1978, he set up the Islamic Youth Centre (IYC), an NGO that remained the intellectual hub of Radical Muslims. By the late 1990s, Islamists from Nadapuram, Kuttiady, and Vadakara came to Abubacker and asked for assistance in their struggle against the CPI (M). At that time, CPI(M) workers (mostly Hindus) and RSS members were fighting bloody street wars against the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) cadre. Abubacker led the radicals and founded the Muslim Cultural Centre (MCC), which taught them fighting techniques like Kalari.
Abubacker and his colleagues wanted to keep the pot boiling and understood the need for an underground organization. On 12 October 1993, 17 such members met in a madrasa hall in Mayyannur, close to Vadakara, and formed the Babri Masjid Action Committee. It marked the beginning of NDF, which became PFI in 2006. They worked under the false concept of developing the backward classes of Bharatiya society but indulged in large-scale violence and killings of the financially weak Hindus.
Little did he realize that a Hindu renaissance was in the offing. Karma would have it that Abubacker can’t even button his shirt now. In 2020, doctors removed 80% of his stomach during an open cancer operation. He can only lie on his back after that and rests at a 35-degree angle. Shabeena, Abubacker’s daughter, claims that she is upset that her father now sleeps on the floor. He is a 70-year-old broken man being held in Tihar prison.
But as usual, there are secular Bharatiya courts to help out such terrorists. Madani was arrested in 1998 and spent around ten years in Coimbatore central prison. He was re-arrested in 2010 and now lives a luxurious life in Bengaluru central prison. Madani was granted parole whenever he wished and would travel to his hometown in Kollam accompanied by hundreds of vehicles and thousands of supporters.
The only reason he is not seen in Kerala recently is that his mother died in late 2018. Back then, Madani was granted parole for a week which was extended later for eight more days by the court based on his request. Surrounded by his cronies, Madani now enjoys his time in his luxurious pad in Agrahara jail or luxurious 5-star Ayurveda resorts in and around Bengaluru. All expenses are, of course, paid from the public coffers.