Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: PFI

In 2nd round of raids on PFI, police detain 247 members, most from Karnataka

The raids were conducted in multiple locations across six states and one Union Territory. Sources said the focus was on mostly mid-rung PFI officials.

Our take on Leicester violence, PFI leaders’ arrest and Cheetah’s return to India— in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Chun Chun ke Marenge’, says Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane to PFI protestors in Pune

The protestors had gathered outside the district collectorate against the nationwide crackdown on PFI. Rane alleged that they had raised slogans in support of Pakistan

Stones thrown, petrol bomb hurled in Kerala as PFI stages hartal after arrest of 106 members

PFI has called a 12-hour strike to protest against the arrests of their party members Thursday by NIA & other agencies for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

What is PFI, how it’s ‘linked’ to banned terror outfit SIMI & why it’s on every agency’s hit list

In 2017, NIA had filed a report recommending ban on PFI. Delhi and UP police & ED are probing the outfit's role in various cases including 2020 riots and Hathras unrest.

‘Terror funding, recruitment, training camps’— why NIA & ED arrested 106 PFI members overnight

New Delhi: Terror funding, recruitment, and organising camps for “imparting training to commit terrorist acts, promote enmity between different groups on the basis of...

BJP vowed ‘justice for Hindutva worker murders’ in Karnataka. 3 yrs on, here’s where cases stand

Bajrang Dal worker Harsha’s murder in Shivamogga last month brings spotlight back on BJP’s 2018 poll promise in Karnataka on providing justice to families of Hindutva workers 'slain for ideology'.

Proud Muslims or radical Islamists? Why PFI is linked to everything from hijab row to terror plots

The Popular Front of India, at centre of hijab row, cannot escape suspicion and calls for its ban, but few charges have stuck and the outfit’s sphere of influence is growing.

Udupi college defends hijab ban in HC, says can restrict religious symbols for ‘secular order’

Management of Government Pre-University College, Udupi, says rules regarding uniforms for girl students were prescribed for the first time in 2004 and the hijab was never a part of them. 

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.