As anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests refuse to die, the Assam government is going to write to the Centre seeking a ban on the radical Muslim outfit Popular Front of India (PFI). Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government also demanded the Centre to ban the PFI for the violent protests against the citizenship act.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government will approach the Centre to seek a ban on the PFI, India Today reported.
Sarma had earlier claimed the outfit’s active involvement was found in the recent violent anti-CAA protests in Assam.
Assam Bharatiya Janata (BJP)’s president Ranjeet Kumar Das also alleged that the members of the PFI and the Maoists were actively involved in the violent incidents that took place in the state during the anti-CAA protests in December last year.
Assam Minister Sarma had earlier claimed that an intellectual working at a Central government institution had choreographed the attack to burn down the Janata Bhawan in Dispur. He alleged that Congress, PFI were behind the violence and vandalism during the anti-CAA protests in Guwahati.
PFI Assam unit president Aminul Hoque and press secretary Mohammad Muzammil Hoque have already been arrested in connection with anti-CAA violence in Guwahati.