Jharkhand government is fearing of our lawsuits against police atrocities: PFI speaks on ban

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A resolution passed by the Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India at Mysore stated that the ban imposed on the organization by the BJP Government of Jharkhand is intended to eliminate the kind of activism the organization has demonstrated in the state through legal and democratic means against the fascist forces and their government agencies.

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The press statement released by PFI said, “Ever since the declaration of the organization in the state in 2015, our members have stood in the forefront of fight against human rights violations such as hate speeches, lynching incidents and police atrocities.”

According to PFI officials, when the ban was imposed, the organization was fighting dozens of cases including the six lynching incidents and two cases against police atrocities, one against SP of Pakur and the other against SP of Jhamtara.

“By enabling victims to fight by democratic and legal means, Popular Front was building confidence among the victims and the weaker sections and was also setting a new example for the fight for justice. It is because of this reason that Popular Front is targeted in Jharkhand,” said PFI’s press statement.

“Our organization is an obstacle in courts, their calculation is to destroy the cases by eliminating the very petitioners,” said PFI officials in the meeting.

The meeting warned that “such moves will only endanger our justice delivery system, the last hope of the victims”. The Jharkhand government is, in fact, trying to overthrow the judiciary through indirect means by the misuse of CLA Act, 1908.

The meeting expressed concern over the reports that false cases are being slapped in the name of continuing the activities after the ban against innocent people.

The meeting of Central Secretariat reaffirmed that the activities of the organization being stopped in the state; we will resort to legal recourse as per provisions of the constitution and law for the removal of the ban.

Chairman E. Abubacker presided over the meeting, which was also attended by General Secretary Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Vice-Chairman O.M.A Salam Secretaries Anis Ahmed and Abdul Wahid Sait, E.M. Abdul Rahiman and K.M. Shareef.