The PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts have been working covertly to increase the radicalisation of one community by promoting a sense of insecurity in the country.
It had been one of the most potent radical Islamic outfit and its members had been involved in numerous cases of violence, crime, unlawful activities and terrorism.
It was a long-time demand by all political parties, including the Opposition like CPI, CPM and Congress to ban the outfit. The union government has taken appropriate action against PFI and its other affiliates who were aiding and abetting terrorist acts in the country.
In past the Kerala HC had made an observation that PFI is an 'extremist organisation', but was not banned. The government should also make sure that they should not take another form under a different banner.