Nagaland Government declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) unlawful

Chief Secretary Nagaland, J. Alam has issued an order on behalf of the Governor of Nagaland stating that the Central Government, in the exercise of powers conferred by section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), has declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts including:

  1. Rehab India Foundation (RIF),
  2. Campus Front of India (CFI),
  3. All India Imams Council (AIIC),
  4. National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO),
  5. National Women’s Front,
  6. Junior Front,
  7. Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerela as unlawful association vide notification vide number S.O. 4560(E) dated 28th September 2022;

And in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 42 of the said Act, the Central Government has directed vide Notification No. S.O. 4560(E) dated 28th September 2022 that all the States and Union Territory Administrations shall exercise the powers exercisable by the Central Government under sections 7 and section 8 of the said Act;

And whereas, vide Order No, 14017/4/2022-NI-MFO dated 28th September 2022 it has been conveyed that the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations may, by order in writing, direct that any power which has been directed to be exercised by it, shall, in such circumstances and under such conditions, as may be specified in the direction, be exercised by the Commissioners of Police, the District Magistrates or the Deputy Commissioners of Districts under the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations;

Therefore, in the exercise of the aforesaid delegated powers, the State Government has directed that the Commissioner of Police, the District Magistrates, and the Deputy Commissioners shall exercise the powers accordingly.

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