The 4 Muslim men arrested for the murder of RSS activist Rudresh R have been found to have links with terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen, Islamic fundamentalist organisation PFI (Popular Front of India) and PFI’s political wing SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India). This was revealed by investigative reporter Vicky Nanjappa –
“The recent murder of RSS worker Rudresh in Bengaluru is being investigated and according to the government the accused persons have links with the Indian Mujahideen, SDPI, PFI and al-Ummah.
The Home Minister of Karnataka, Dr G Parameshwar told the assembly that in the past three years, nine persons associated with either the BJP or RSS have been murdered. The minister assured that the BJP and RSS workers would be given security, if they wanted it.”
Earlier, we had reported about the 4 men arrested by Bengaluru police in connection with Rudresh’s murder –
“The Bengaluru City Police on Thursday arrested four persons in connection with the murder of RSS worker Rudresh R on October 16.
The accused have been identified as Mohammed Sadiq , resident of JC Nagar, Mohammed Mujibulla , resident of R T Nagar, Waseem Ahmed , resident of Austin town, and Irfan Pasha (30), resident of Govindapura.
Rudresh  was murdered in the heart of Bengaluru after participating in an RSS route march at RBANMS grounds. Police commissioner N S Megharikh said Rudresh he was attacked with a machete by Waseem as he was speaking to three friends. After the murder, Waseem fled from the spot along with Mohammed Sadiq. Two others were waiting a few metres away guarding Waseem and Sadiq.”
Not surprisingly, the news of these arrests was barely covered in mainstream media. Likewise, the arrest of Abid Pasha, a 34 year old carpenter also associated with PFI, in Mysuru for the murder of BJP worker K Raju and 7 other murders over a span of 6 years, was also ignored.
What is PFI?
PFI is a dangerous socio-political Islamist organization which originated in Kerala but has now established deep roots across Bharat, with its headquarter in Delhi. It first shot into prominence when in 2010 PFI members hacked off the hand of a professor whom they accused of “insulting the prophet” in a question paper.
After that incident, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan had said that PFI was aiming to convert Kerala into a Muslim-majority state in the next 20 years. In 2012, the Government of Kerala informed the High Court is “nothing but a resurrection of the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in another form”
There have been recent reports indicating close links between Congress Government in Karnataka & PFI. Last year, the Congress Government in Karnataka dropped criminal cases against 1,600 PFI and KFD (Karnataka Forum for Dignity) activists, who were booked for rioting in different parts of the state in recent years. A few months later, a photo emerged showing minister for fisheries and youth affairs & Congress leader Abhaychandra Jain on stage with Mohammed Sharif Todar, the main accused in the murder of cow protection activist Prashant Poojary. Poojary’s family also alleged that the minister was involved in Prashant’s murder. Jain played a key role in an electoral understanding between the Congress and the PFI’s political wing, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), during June 2015 gram Panchayat elections in Karnataka.
Radicalization of Indian Muslims is happening faster than ever before, with organizations like PFI gradually getting mainstreamed. It is time the Central Home Ministry takes cognizance of these developments and clamps down on groups like PFI.
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