The Popular Front of India (PFI) has been banned under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, which designates it as a "terrorist organisation," which is expected to cripple its funding, recruitment, and other activities because anyone found to be connected to it could be charged with terrorism anywhere in the nation, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
After the arrests of PFI's top leadership in a crackdown since September 22, PFI and its remaining office bearers would not be allowed to organise protests, seminars, conferences, donation exercises, or come up with publications, among other similar activities. The actions can be categorically ruled illegal by federal agencies and the local police.
In the upcoming days, additional action will be taken against the cadre-based organisation. There may be travel limits placed on the PFI's office holders, as well as the possibility of seizure or attachment of the bank accounts, properties, and offices of the PFI and related organisations.
The majority of PFI's top leadership formerly belonged to the outlawed organisation Students Islamic Movement of India, according to a notification released by the government on Tuesday. It was noted that PFI had connections to the outlawed terrorist group Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.