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PFI's Twitter account taken down day after govt ban

September 29, 2022 11:04 IST
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The official Twitter handle of Popular Front of India has been withheld in India a day after Centre banned the outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Twitter said that the account has been withheld in India "in response to a legal demand."

The organisation's account, @PFIofficial, had around 81,000 followers.

 

Twitter has also withheld the handles of its chairperson, OMA Salam (@oma_salam), who had just under 50,000 followers, and general secretary, Anis Ahmed (@AnisPFI), who had nearly 85,000 followers.

Both of them are among the 200-plus PFI leaders arrested in raids across the country over the past two weeks, just ahead of ban.

The PFI Twitter takedown comes a day after the Union Home Ministry notified the five-year ban on the organisation and its affiliates over alleged "terror links".

The National Investigation Agency, which probes cases of pan-India importance, and the Enforcement Directorate, which tracks illicit money, have alleged that the PFI has links with the Islamic State terror group and held arms training camps.

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