- PFI calls for one-day statewide strike
- Mixed effect of bandh was seen in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi
- Stone pelting on 3 government buses in Kozhikode so far
PFI Protest: The Popular Front of India (PFI) has called for a strike today i.e. on September 23 to protest the raids on its offices, leaders’ homes and other premises by several agencies led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). These raids were carried out for allegedly supporting terrorist activities in the country. PFI has called for a 12-hour bandh in Kerala to protest the NIA’s action. Where the PFI is strong, shops are closed, the number of vehicles is visible on the roads. The government has directed the police to book cases against people who harass people and violate the rules today in the name of bandh.
Effect of bandh in many districts
The mixed effect of the bandh is being seen in the capital Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. At the same time, a one-day statewide strike has been called by PFI in Kannur today against NIA raids. During this the shops were seen closed. In the Malabar region of Kerala, where the PFI is strong, the effect of the bandh has started showing. So far 3 government buses have been pelted with stones in Kozhikode, in a while PFI has announced to take out a huge protest rally there. The effect of bandh is also being seen in these districts of Mallapuram, Kannur, Kasaragod.
Bus vandalized in Kochi
PFI calls for bandh against NIA raids in Kochi, Kerala. Protesters vandalized a KSRTC bus near Aluva.
attack on two policemen
According to information received from the police, two bike-borne PFI supporters attacked two policemen at Pallimukku in Kollam district during the Kerala bandh over the NIA raid.
Raids were carried out simultaneously at 93 places in 15 states
Let us inform that several agencies led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at 93 places in 15 states and 106 leaders of Popular Front of India (PFI) and others allegedly involved in financing terrorism in the country. activists arrested. Officials gave this information. Officials said that the maximum number of 22 PFI activists were arrested in Kerala. Its president OMA Salam was also among those arrested, he said. Officials termed it the “biggest operation ever” against the PFI.
PFI workers march in raided places
As soon as the news of the raids broke in the morning, PFI workers marched towards the places where the raids were conducted and raised slogans against the Center and its investigative agencies. However, central forces were already deployed at all such places.
Highest arrests from Kerala
Officials said the arrests were made by the NIA, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the police forces of the respective states. He said that the 15 states where these raids have been conducted at 93 places include Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur. Are included. Officials said the maximum number of arrests were made in Kerala (22). Apart from this, Maharashtra (20), Karnataka (20), Tamil Nadu (10), Assam (9), Uttar Pradesh (8), Andhra Pradesh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry (3), Delhi (3) and Arrests were made in Rajasthan (2). He said that the raids started at 3:30 am and involved a total of 300 NIA officers from different offices across the country.