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VHP attacks Ansari for attending PFI event

VHP attacks Ansari for attending PFI event

New Delhi: The VHP today attacked former vice-president Hamid Ansari for attending an event organised by the women’s wing of Popular Front of India which is under the scanner for alleged links with terror outfits.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said Ansari stands exposed after attending the programme.

“He was spreading dissatisfaction in the Muslim community even when he was holding the post of Vice President,” he said.

According to reports, Ansari attended an event in Kozhikode organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in association with the National Women’s Front, the women’s wing of the PFI.

Jain in a statement alleged that the PFI is nothing but a new and extended avatar of banned outfit SIMI.

He also alleged that the PFI is involved in terror activities and the killing of “patriots” in Kerala.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a report to the Union Home Ministry had claimed that the PFI has been involved in terror acts, including running terror camps and making bombs, and it was a fit case to be declared banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The PFI reportedly has presence in 23 states and is strongest in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

—PTI