PFI condemns Telangana govt’s decision to ban 16 organisations

New Delhi: Popular Front of India General Secretary Anis Ahmed has criticised the Telangana government for banning 16 organisations.

The Telangana government on Friday banned 16 organisations alleging that they were a new front of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist.

Reacting to the same, Ahmed said it is matter of serious concern that a democratically elected state government is putting ban on organizations through such a sweeping action.

”The reasons set out in the controversial order are vague and strengthen the suspicion that it is a mere vindictive action by the state government against political dissent. In a democracy any opposition to the policies of the state or central governments through democratic means must be tolerated,” the statement added.

The state government issued orders declaring these organisations as unlawful for a period of one year with effect from March 30, but reports about the ban were made public only on April 23.

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