India on Wednesday banned the Islamic group Popular Front of India (PFI) and eight of its affiliates for five years. The government called the PFI an “unlawful association” and accused the group of terror-related activities.
In the past month, dozens of PFI offices have been raided and at least 200 PFI members were detained across India.
PFI has rejected the accusations and said authorities are fabricating evidence and targeting the group.
Indian government: PFI had ‘international linkages’ to terror groups
According to the Indian government, PFI has been funding terrorist activities, providing arms training to its supporters and radicalizing people for anti-India activities.
“PFI and its associates operated openly as a socio-economic, educational and political organization but they…