Wednesday, 28 September, 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

On Camera


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.