Extreme Islamist pandering by the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress Rajasthan government received heavy backlash when it permitted the Popular Front of India (PFI) to hold an annual march on February 17, to mark its formation day. The radical terror-accused PFI is today at the forefront of all extremist protests, including the hijab demand in Karnataka. Incidentally, the same Gehlot government is campaigning against the ‘Ghoonghat’ system followed by Hindus in rural Rajasthan.
As expected, the Islamic outfit used these ‘unity marches’ to protest for the hijab demand in educational institutions in Karnataka. The same Rajasthan district administration that had earlier banned the march did a U-turn and permitted the radicals to hold the rally inside a stadium at Kota. Similar marches were conducted in other cities of Rajasthan like Jaipur and in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and of course the epicenter of this radical movement, Kerala.
Larger than life-sized hoardings have come up in Kerala of a PFI leader’s daughter Muskan Khan Zainab from Mandya in Karnataka who has become the latest ‘shero’ of the left-liberal media establishment. We now know that the PFI’s student wing CFI had ‘counselled’ a few Muslim students to stoke the hijab controversy.
These parades have a known history of anti-Bharat and anti-Hindu sloganeering and are well known to incite communal violence, whenever and wherever they take place. Islamic chants/war cries of ‘Takbir, ‘Allah-u-Akbar’ are also a staple at these rallies. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has termed the PFI a hate group that indulges in radicalism, extremism and terrorist activities. Some states have requested the center to ban the organization.
PFI’s role in the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) riots all over Bharat is well documented and funding that they received from enemy nations is being investigated. The BJP has alleged that Congress has officially joined the ‘Tukde Tukde’ separatist gang and stated that the entire Hijab row is manufactured by the PFI.
Congress has knowingly provided patronage and legitimacy to this splinter group of the banned SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India). Interestingly, SIMI cadre acting as part of terror group Indian Mujahideen had conducted terrorist acts when they set off serial bomb blasts in Jaipur, not long ago. Has Congress now joined hands with these same radicals?
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On the January 30, 2020, the first case of the Covid-19 virus in Bharat was reported from Kerala. Though the Kerala government denied them permission, 20,000 PFI members took out their annual March on February 17 that year while the bureaucracy, security forces and their political masters bowed before radical power.
It was a Monday and the ‘Unity March’ taken out by the PFI brought the city of Ernakulam to a standstill for hours and inconvenienced thousands of commuters. Rules stipulate that prior permission is compulsory for holding such rallies and the route map and timings have to be submitted well in advance. The PFI march, attended by thousands, blatantly violated all rules.
Fanatics turned up in large numbers and when they noticed that the police had become mute spectators, and changed the route at the last moment. For more than 6 hours, the PFI held the financial hub of Kerala to ransom. Police registered one case against 20,000 ‘unidentified’ PFI workers for rioting and unlawful assembly. Not a single one has been publicly arrested or charge-sheeted to date.
This is exactly the kind of appeasement that has further emboldened these anti-Bharat forces.
These so-called marches are anything but peaceful. The same ones who oppose uniforms in schools gather all dressed up in their PFI military-like costumes and march through our towns and cities in a highly organized manner. They shout anti-Hindu slogans and indulge in anti-RSS/ BJP rhetoric.
Such congregations and uniformity raise some serious suspicions. It is pretty apparent that these PFI workers regularly receive some military training, but where and when? Unlike the RSS shakhas where meetings and physical exercise happen openly, one never gets to see or hear about where or when the PFI cadre meets. They assemble in secret and indulge in covert physical training and ideological indoctrination. Left untouched, they have now grown into a menace as is evident from incidents in Bengaluru, Delhi, Jharkhand and now in Udupi.
Incidentally, most ISIS recruits from Bharat came from Kerala and many of them were influenced by none other than the PFI. Though the central government has refused to ban the PFI, their propaganda machine is busy lying that Hindus are ‘fascist’. With such negative forces openly at play with covert support of ‘national’ parties like Congress and Lutyens’ powerful elite, the dreams of rapid economic development for the nation remain at risk.