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The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 22nd may,2024 had given its judgment on the case against the organization named Popular Front of India ( PFI).

The more information about the case is that the ministry of home affairs, CTCR Division had received a credible information that the members and the office bearers of an extremist organization Popular Front of India(PFI) are spreading their extremist ideology in the state of Tamil Nadu which is very much dangerous for the social structure of the state. They are doing this work with the help of their frontal Organizations like Campus Front of India and National Women’s Front. The organization has also been accused of several allegations like supporting several terrorist groups and providing financial assistance to them.

When the investigation took place after some time. So, the respondent accused was arrested on the grounds of the said allegation and as a result a bail application was filed by the respondent in the special court under the NIA act but the judgment of the special court didn’t go in favour of the respondents side and as expected the bail application got rejected by the special court.

The respondent accused of the PFI organization challenged this judgment of the special court before the High Court of judiciature in Madras by filing the criminal appeal. The High court after considering all the facts and evidences related to the case reversed the decision which was given by the special court and granted bail to the respondent accused on several terms and conditions.

In the end this case went up to the Supreme Court where they mentioned several important points regarding the case. The two judge Bench of Supreme Court comprised of justice B.M. Trivedi and Justice Pankaj Mithal said that 

“ It cannot be denied that National security is always of paramount importance and any act in aid to any terrorist act – violent or non-violent is liable to be restricted. The UAPA is one of such Acts which has been enacted to provide for effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations, and to deal with terrorist activities, as also to impose reasonable restrictions on the civil liberties of the persons in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India.”

The Court while concluding their judgment also said that the respondent should surrender themselves before the Appellant- National Investigation Agency ( NIA) and the Apex court had also directed the special court to proceed the trial as quick as possible without any influence of anyone.



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