Congress said on Wednesday it stands against all ideologies and institutions that abuse religion to polarize society and abuse it to spread hatred, bigotry and violence.
All India Congress Committee Communications Secretary General Jairam Ramesh said his party is against all forms of communalism.
His statement came a day after the central government banned the People’s Front of India (PFI) and several of its associates for their alleged terrorist activities.
Ramesh said, “Congress has always been and will continue to be against all forms and types of communalism – majority or minority makes no difference.”
“It has always been the policy of Congress to fight uncompromisingly against all ideologies and institutions that abuse religion to polarize our society, that abuse religion to spread prejudice, hatred, bigotry and violence,” he said. he said in a statement.
Ramesh said this fight is of the highest priority to preserve, protect and celebrate the secular and composite construction of society and nation.
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India’s Popular Front, which has allegedly been involved in a series of violence and has ‘links’ to global terror groups like the Islamic State, was banned by the Center along with its many associates for five years at the following the second round of repression against its leaders.
Organizations that have also been declared banned under the strict UAPA counter-terrorism law include Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, All India Imams Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation, National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation. , Kerala.
The ban came after more than 150 people allegedly linked to PFI were detained or arrested in raids across seven states on Tuesday, five days after a similar pan-India crackdown on the 16-year-old group led to the arrest of more than a hundred of its activities and seizure of several dozen properties.
In a notification late Tuesday evening, the Union Home Ministry said that some of the founding members of the PFI are the leaders of the Islamic Student Movement of India and that the PFI has links with Jamat-ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). JMB and SIMI are prohibited organizations.