After the imposition of a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) on Wednesday, several Muslim organizations welcomed the move by the government.
Chairman of All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council, Naseeruddin Chisty said that if the action was taken after considering the public order, then everyone should show patience and welcome the action taken by the government.
Similarly, Saiyed Zainul Abidin of Ajmer said that the ban has been invoked in the national interest as PFI was indulging in anti-national activity.
Muslim Students Organisation of India (MSO), a body of Muslim Sufi students too has welcomed the move and said in a statement that PFI was indulging in extremist activity.
The Centre on Wednesday through its notification said that the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts have been indulging in unlawful activities, which are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty, and security of the country.
The notification further added that the PFI’s activities had the potential of disturbing public peace and communal harmony of the country and supporting militancy in the country.
The Centre on Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates for a period of five years.
The affiliates include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women's Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.
Maulana Syed Mohammad Razvi, general secretary of Kul Hind Markji Imam Council, Rajasthan, said that if the activities of PFI were not in the interest of the country, then it would be better to ban it.