Will search ban on PFI, says Himanta Biswa Sarma after clashes throughout eviction



The Assam authorities will urge the Centre to ban Popular Front of India (PFI), chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated, following violent clashes throughout an eviction drive in Darrang district on Thursday during which two individuals died and 15 policemen had been injured.

Sarma stated the federal government had proof that PFI had a task to play within the violence, which erupted in the course of the anti-eviction protests within the Dholpur Gorukhuti space.

“Encroachment of land is completed in Siphajar, Lumding and Barchalla with a particular design, by individuals from Dhing, Rupohihat and Lahorighat. This occurs each 5 years and the demographic profile of the realm adjustments,” Sarma instructed media individuals in Guwahati on Saturday.

Dhing, Rupohihat and Lahorighat are areas with a majority Muslim inhabitants.

“State authorities has clear proof {that a} sure group of individuals collected Rs 28 lakh previously few months from the poor, (saying) that they may persuade the federal government in opposition to eviction; now we have these names. Once they couldn’t resist the eviction drive, they mobilised individuals and created havoc,” he stated.

“Previous to the day of the incident, within the title of carrying meals gadgets for the evicted households, PFI visited the positioning …proof is rising implicating sure individuals.. they are going to be introduced beneath investigation. Eviction was speculated to be performed in opposition to 60 households, how did 10,000 individuals come there?”

He stated the state authorities had already despatched a file to the Centre in search of an entire ban on PFI, an Islamic organisation that has usually been accused of anti-national actions by the Centre, however which describes itself as a social justice motion.

PFI has, nonetheless, denied involvement, saying it had nothing to do with the violent clashes.




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