J’Khand HC quashes ban on PFI

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the ban imposed on Popular Front of India (PFI) by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the state.

The court observed that the Jharkhand government did not follow the procedures to ban the organisation. Hence, the ban and the case filed against it has been quashed.

Advocate A Allam told ANI, ” No incriminating material was found that calls for a ban. No anti-social or anti-national activities were found. The PFI has registration in Society Registration Act. The organisation works for social issues.”

In February, the Jharkhand Government banned the PFI for spreading anarchy in the state. The action was taken after the Law department gave its consent on the proposal of the Home Department.

The PFI was banned under Section 16 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908.