Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: SDPI

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.

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.

SDPI, BJP leaders killed within 12 hours in Kerala, Section 144 imposed as Alappuzha tense

SDPI state secretary K.S. Shan was brutally attacked Saturday night while on his way back home, and BJP OBC Morcha state secretary Ranjeet Sreenivas was hacked to death at home Sunday.

Bengaluru riots charge sheet names ex-mayor Sampath Raj, another Congress leader as accused

Sitting corporator Zakir Hussain named too. Bengaluru Crime Branch claims more Congress leaders were involved in the August riots triggered by a defamatory Facebook post.

Hathras not the first time Kerala’s PFI is accused of ‘creating terror’, ‘breaking the nation’

Agencies allege Kerala-based Muslim organisation PFI funded anti-CAA protests & violence in Delhi & Mangaluru, radicalised terrorists & forced conversions.

SDPI doesn’t fear ban over Bengaluru riots, says will emerge stronger just like RSS

SDPI is the political arms of radical PFI, which has presence in 6 states and Delhi. Its website says SDPI has contested polls at gram panchayat, corporation, assembly and parliamentary levels.

‘SDPI flag’ on Adi Shankaracharya statue sparks protest in Karnataka’s Sringeri, probe on

Chikkamgalur police are investigating if the piece of cloth resembling the SDPI flag was planted or it landed on Shankaracharya statue due to heavy rain & wind.

Police probe finds UP, Kerala Muslim outfits’ role in Mangaluru anti-CAA violence

The police have arrested two persons and issued notices to 30 others, including members of Kerala-based outfit PFI and its political arm SDPI, for the violence.

Ban Kerala’s PFI for ‘role in acts of terror’: NIA tells home ministry

NIA has alleged PFI was involved in murder, terror attack plots and forced conversions

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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.