The NIA had received information and evidence that PFI leaders are involved in terror funding and terrorist activities. They are running training camps to use weapons and instigating youth to join banned organizations by making them fanatics. It was only after this that the NIA launched a massive raid and arrest campaign against the PFI leaders.
‘PFI’s multi-front strategy for Taliban brand Islam’
In the dossier prepared by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2017 on PFI, it has been said that its purpose is to implement ‘Taliban Marka Islam’. He has a squad of bomb making experts. According to the NIA, the PFI is proceeding on a multi-front strategy aimed at communalising the country’s politics and the Taliban brand Islam. Its aim is to eliminate the mainstream Muslim organizations from the collective consciousness of the community. He wants to increase the feeling of division in the society. According to the dossier, the PFI has prepared an army of trained volunteers who can carry out its operations if required.
In the dossier, the NIA has alleged that the PFI is promoting religious bigotry among Muslims. She is promoting ‘Dawah’ through her cadre. Through organizations like Satyasarini or Markjul Hidaya Educational and Charitable Trust, it is promoting bigotry. There have also been allegations of forced conversion on Satyasarini. It also had a role in the well-known Akhila Ashokan aka Hadiya case.
Former SIMI leaders formed PFI in 2006
PFI was established in 2006. In fact, after the Babri demolition, some former SIMI members formed the National Development Front (NDF) in 1993. The PFI was born in 2006 from the merger of the NDF and some other Muslim organisations. These included Manita Neeti Pasarai of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Forum of Dignity, active in Karnataka, Citizens Forum of Goa, Community and Social Education Society based in Rajasthan and Civil Rights Protection Committee of Andhra Pradesh.
PFI presence in more than 20 states, strong organizational structure in 12
PFI leaders (all three former SIMI leaders) arrested on Thursday, such as EM Abdurrahman, Professor P Koya and E Abubakar, increased infighting among Muslim leaders in North and Northeast India. Although the PFI is most active in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it now has a presence in about two dozen states. It has created a strong organizational structure in 12 states.
‘The mask of human rights groups, the agenda Radical Islam’
An intelligence officer told our affiliate newspaper The Times of India that like its parent organization NDF, PFI is also inspired by the agenda of Radical Islam. For this he is wearing the mask of human rights. It is mentioned in the 2017 dossier of the NIA that the PFI has a trained squad of people skilled in making bombs and IEDs. Its structure is very organized. Its intelligence wing collects information at the local level. Action squads carry out illegal and violent activities.
‘Videos related to emotional issues are making Muslim youth fanatic’
A senior official told the Times of India that preparations to tighten the noose against the PFI were going on for the past few years. According to the official, PFI recruits Muslim youth. They are taught the lesson of bigotry. They are brainwashed by showing selective video clips on emotional issues like the Babri demolition, communal riots and even the Palestine conflict.