- Jamaat-e-Islami is angry with the ban on PFI
- Said- government removed restrictions
- raised many more questions on the government
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Wednesday opposed the ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI), saying action against an entire organization on baseless grounds is unfair and undemocratic. He also raised questions against other radical organizations. JIH President Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, in a statement, expressed his dissent over the government’s decision to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Popular Front of India (PFI) and its allies. Syed Sadatullah Hussaini said that banning any organization is neither a solution nor it is conducive to a democratic society. The culture of banning organizations is in itself a clear violation of the fundamental rights protected by the Constitution and is against the democratic spirit and basic civil liberties.
It is not right to ban the organization
Hussaini said that he has always opposed the PFI in many cases but it is not right to ban an organization and harass its workers. He said that it is the duty of the police and administration to maintain law and order in the country. If a person breaks the law or commits any offence, that person can be prosecuted and dealt with as per the provisions of law and courts. Banning an entire organization on weak and baseless grounds is unfair and undemocratic.
demanded the removal of the ban
JIH President Syed Sadatullah Hussaini further said that recently we have seen many fundamentalist groups openly spreading hatred and calling for violence. No action is being taken against them. Therefore, the ban appears to be selective, discriminatory and partisan. This will increase the trust deficit between the people and the government and send a wrong message to the country. We demand that the ban be lifted at the earliest.