In Pune on Friday, it was reported that “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were shouted at a protest march by the Indian Popular Front (PFI). The protest followed the arrest of more than 100 members of the radical Islamic organization across the country. Now Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray has commented on the controversy asking these people to travel to Pakistan.
The head of the MNS shared his comments on this via his Twitter account. He said, “If slogans such as ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ ‘Allahu Akbar’ are going to be proclaimed in our city of Pune, then the Hindus in our country are not going to be silent.
If slogans such as ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ ‘Allahu Akbar’ are going to be proclaimed in our city of Pune, then the Hindus of our country are not going to be silent.
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) September 24, 2022
In his attached statement, Thackeray said, “Few of the officials of the Radical People’s Front of India (PFI) were arrested and soon after, public proclamations were made by them saying ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ ‘Allahu Akbar”. The government should immediately put an end to these activities.
Speaking of the arrest of the PFI members, Thackeray added: “Why were they arrested? The reason is that they finance terrorist activities in the country. It’s such a serious problem, in short, it’s anti-national activity.
Taking a strong stand against such slogans, Thackeray said: “During the arrests, these officials were shouting slogans about their religion and remembering Pakistan; if that is their mental state, then take your religion and go to pakistan. This kind of drama will not be allowed in our country.
Thackeray also urged central and state interior ministers to take strict action against such elements or else there could be unrest in the country during the upcoming holiday season.
Over 100 PFI members arrested by NIA in nationwide crackdown
On the night of September 21-22, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out several raids on sites linked to the Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI) in 10 states, including Bihar, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh. , Karnataka and Telangana.
The agency arrested about 100 executives, including top leaders of the organization. According to reports, the raids were carried out by joint teams of the NIA, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the respective state police, and the Union Home Office was monitoring the action against the organization.
PFI members took to the streets in no less than 8 states to protest the action of the NIA and the Law Enforcement Branch.