CM Yogi praises the PFI Ban Says this is the New India. He called it a ‘commendable and welcomed’ move by the central government.
He said the ban on PFI and affiliated organizations – which he claimed had participated in ‘anti-national’ activities – represented a “‘New India’, where terrorists, criminals, organizations and individuals who pose a threat to the unity and integrity of the nation and the security are not acceptable.”
Basavaraj Bommai, Karnataka chief minister also welcomed the centre’s ban and called it a message for all anti-national groups. Earlier the BJP government in the state had told the Supreme Court that petitioners who challenged its hijab ban had been influenced by the PFI.
In the mean the All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC) chairman said everyone should show patience and see if the action succeeds in restraining extremism.
The centre on Wednesday declared the PFI and its associates, affiliates or fronts as ‘unlawful associations’ with immediate effect for a period of five years
This was after two rounds of national raids on PFI offices and leaders in connection with the funding of terrorist activities. The union home ministry said the PFI had been found to be involved in ‘several criminal and terror cases and shows sheer disrespect towards the constitutional authority of the country with funds and ideological support from outside, it has become a major threat to the internal security of the country’.