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This is New India: Yogi Adityanath on PFI ban

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New Delhi, Sep 28: Welcoming the move to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI), Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday tweeted that this is the new India where terrorists, criminals and organizations and individuals who pose a threat to the unity, integrity and security of the nation are not acceptable.

This is New India: Yogi Adityanath on PFI ban

The Centre has imposed a ban on the PFI and several of its associates for their alleged terror activities.

The organisations which were also declared banned under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO), National Women's Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.

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The action of the Central government came days after a countrywide crackdown on the 16-year-old PFI, arrest of over a hundred of its activities and seizure of several dozen properties.

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In a late Tuesday night notification, the Union Home Ministry said some of the PFI's founding members are the leaders of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the PFI has linkages with Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Both JMB and SIMI are proscribed organisations. It said there had been many instances of international linkages of PFI with global terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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