Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: PFI

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. 

Bajrang Dal worker Harsha’s murder: 6 arrested, Shivamogga simmers after day of violence

FIRs have been filed over violence, destruction to property by mobs during Harsha Nagaraj’s funeral Monday. Curfew extended till Friday morning in Shivamogga.

A hijab story from Bengal: Murshidabad school attacked after insisting on uniform colours

Bahutali High School was attacked on 12 February after rumours of headscarf ban. Some came from neighbouring Birbhum district, say police. 18 people arrested so far.

Viral photos, bruised egos, radical student groups: Inside story of Karnataka’s hijab crisis

The hijab row that has snowballed in Karnataka is rooted in the communally fraught coastal belt, where radical organisations vie for supremacy.

‘Slowly, Kerala turning into Syria’ — BJP alleges CPI(M)-led state govt is in cahoots with PFI

Union ministers Muraleedharan and Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Kerala BJP chief K. Surendran lash out at LDF govt after PFI office-bearer was arrested over killing of RSS worker.

3 Kerala women who came to meet jailed PFI members arrested for ‘fake RT PCR report’ 

The women, relatives of PFI members Ansad Badruddin and Firoz Khan, were arrested in Lucknow. 

UP Special Task Force raids Delhi offices of PFI, its student wing

The raid comes days after a CFI leader was sent to five-day police custody for allegedly funding PFI members to create unrest after the Hathras incident.

ED raids 26 locations in 9 states linked to Popular Front of India in money laundering case

The ED is investigating PFI's 'financial links' on alleged charges of fuelling the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests and the Delhi riots.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.