The Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associate organisations are banned for 5 years by the Centre along with their funds getting blocked. PFI has joined the list of 39 other organisations that are not only banned in India but also by some other nations. So, let’s have a look at them and their activities that forced India along with other countries to impose a ban.
5 Organisations Other Then PFI That Are Banned In India And Other Countries:
International Sikh Youth Federation (ISFY)
Like Khalistan Zindabad Force and Khalistan Commando Force, the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISFY) is also banned in India. Moreover, their status is not barred by India only, but they are considered terrorist organisations in other Countries also including, “Japan, Australia, Canada, the European Union and the United States.” ISFY aims towards creating Khalistan, a country dedicated to Sikhs.
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) or United Liberation Front of Assam was banned by the Government of India in year 1990. This ban was led by several violent separatist moments. Several reports pointed out that many politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats were looted to raise funding by them. Moreover, their involvement was also noted in drug trafficking and several other criminal activities.
Deendar Anjuman, a Hyderabad-established Islamic group believed there were similarities between the codes of Islam and Lingayatism. After finding out their links in the series of bombings in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in 2000, the Government barred them in 2001. But the group denied being involved in any type of criminal activities.
Communist Party of India (ML)- People’s War
In the year 1992, the Communist Party of India (ML) – PW was outlawed by Andhra Pradesh, and then Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa were also asked by the Home Ministry to declare a ban against them. As for National existence, the party is still allowed to exist. Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and the Midnapore district in West Bengal, these regions are majorly influenced by the party activists. “In 2004, CPI (ML) PW and all its front organizations were banned as a ‘terrorist’ organisation”.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
An independent Tamil state was the main objective of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE. This organisation gained a lot of attention after high-profile assassinations including Rajiv Gandhi, Former Indian Prime Minister and Ranasinghe Premadasa, Srilankan President. After these events including India, 33 countries classified LTTE as a terrorist group. Which also involves the United States, Canada, and the European Union.