NEW DELHI: At a time when the Union's Ministry of Interior is considering banning the Indian People's Front (PFI) for allegedly participating in terrorist and anti-Indian activities, Zee News has exposed how this Islamic outfit is spreading across jihad and latitude of the country. Zee NewsHis hugely popular DNA show, unveiled on Tuesday, uncovered financial links between the PFI and ongoing protests against the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act across India.
To uncover the roots of the outfit, the Zee News team traveled to Kerala and gathered concrete evidence to demonstrate how PFI, its ground workers and affiliates strategically and systematically funded the anti-CAA protests with the sole aim of sharia -Rule to put the country into effect.
Zee News also denied repeated claims that the anti-CAA protests across the country were indeed "http://zeenews.india.com/"people's movement" http://zeenews.india.com/ " and there would be no direct or indirect involvement of a political party in it. Zee News' http://zeenews.india.com/"ground reporting "http://zeenews.india.com/" shows that the PFI has funded the violence and protests against the center under the guise of Opposition to the Citizenship Law to spread jihad and strengthen Islam's roots in India.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) found in its investigation report that the recent violent protests in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) had an alleged "financial connection" with the Kerala-based PFI. The central investigative agency also found several bank accounts on behalf of the PFI and how over 100 rupees were deposited in 73 accounts to avoid the investigation.
Details of a bank account in Kerala Kozhikode investigated by Zee News revealed that the radical Islamic team had paid a high amount of defense to the Hadiya case to several high-profile individuals, including well-known lawyers Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaising. Kapil Sibal, Indira Jaising and Dushyant Dave were among the main beneficiaries of the PFI funding. Accordingly, Rs 92 Lakh were transferred from the aforementioned institution to the bank account of these well-known lawyers.
The senior congress leader later issued a clarification that the payments made by PFI were the legal fees owed to him in the Hadiya case and questioned the behavior of the media throughout the controversy. However, we are referring here to the role of the PFI in the Hadiya case of "Love Jihad", for which you need to understand the complexity of the case.
The NIA's investigations revealed that Akhila Ashokan, the daughter of Ashokan KM, was the target of PFI activists and Sathya Sarini Educational and Charitable Trust. She was converted to Islam and became Hadiya. She married her husband Shafin Jahan. (Markazul Hidaya) Sathya Sarani Education and Charity Foundation, Manjeri, Kerala, a PFI center for religious learning that teaches Islam-converting religion has been searched several times by several authorities.
Participation in renovations was suspected and even linked to ISIS. The Hadiya case was brought to the Supreme Court in the "Shafin Jahan Vs Ashokan KM & Ors" case. Now to a relevant question: How does PFI get into a legal dispute between a woman and her husband? And if it was a simple case related to Nikah, why was such a high amount paid to prosecute the case?
After an in-depth investigation by the NIA, Hadiya's husband was found to be a PFI activist, and to save him, radical Islamists paid so much to several lawyers. NIA also claimed in a 2016 investigation that Sathya Sarini was involved in the conversion of women in Kerala, including Akhila Asokan.
The Zee News team spoke to Hadiya's father, a retired army personnel who said he did not have enough money or documentation to contest the PFI-funded case, and eventually lost the lawsuit.
In 2017, Hadiya's father filed an application to the Kerala Supreme Court alleging that she had been "violently" converted to Islam, claiming that her daughter could be taken to Syria.
However, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hadiya, saying that she had free choice of her life partner and no one could force her. Zee News accessed the Interior Ministry's report, which alleged that the PFI had carried out forced conversions, radicalized Muslim youth, and maintained links with banned groups.
The NIA has even described it as a threat to national security. The radical outfit based in Kerala was named by the NIA in at least four cases: cutting off the palm of a professor in the Idukki district of Kerala (July 2010), murder of RSS activist Rudresh in Bengaluru (October 2016), association with the Islamic State Omar Al-Hindi module in Kochi (October 2016) and organization of a training camp in Kannur, in which bombs, improvised explosive devices and swords were recovered (April 2013).
The demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992 prompted Muslim organizations in Kerala to form resistance groups to meet the challenges of the Sangh Parivar, which the NIA mentioned in its PFI dossier. Most of the founding members of the PFI are former members of the Indian Islamic Movement (SIMI) who wanted an effective platform for their radical ideology. Since its establishment in Kerala, the PFI has expanded to Manipur, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and West Bengal. It has a strong presence in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Its leadership claims to be present in 23 countries. The PFI also has a faction – the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) – that took part in the Panchayat election in Kerala.
According to the NIA dossier, PFI has over 50,000 regular members and 100,000 to 150,000 sympathizers in Kerala, an increase of 3% to 5% per year. According to the agency, the PFI receives funding through the India Fraternity Forum (IFF), which was founded almost as a counterpart to the PFI in the Gulf States. The agency claims that the PFI's national heads of state and government visit the Gulf States frequently to collect funds discretely.
The Muslim Relief Network (MRN), an NGO founded by PFI based in Kerala, mobilizes funds, especially from Gulf States, by receiving donations from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah, and has links to the World Assembly of Muslim Youth manufactured (WAMY) and the National Confederations of Human Rights Organizations. PFI also collects funds for purposes such as membership fees and Ramadan collection, according to the NIA.
The central anti-terrorism agency has also brought the PFI together with several leftist and Dalit organizations working on issues such as police atrocities, fake encounters, and Operation Green Hunt (a comprehensive government and paramilitary post-2009 operation against Naxals) ). The NIA report claimed that the PFI is modeled on Pakistani terrorists and carries out jihad with the sole aim of establishing Islamic rule in India.