Members of Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest in Mangalore on Friday demanding that Popular Front of India (PFI) and its college-level wing Campus Front of India (CFI) be declared “terrorists organisations” and banned.
Taking out a procession from Jyothi Circle to the Deputy Commissioner’s office, they alleged that the two organisations were responsible for the killing of ABVP members in Kerala.
“PFI and CFI are fronts of SIMI (Students’ Islamic Movement of India). We believe they have killed at least 27 members of our organisation in Kerala. The Government should ban them immediately,” Ramesh, State secretary of the ABVP, said.
He alleged that they “had riled up students” by raking up issues of burqa and scarf being prohibited in colleges.
On the recent attack on a homestay at Padil in Mangalore, Mr. Ramesh said: “Drug mafia and sex mafia are taking over Mangalore. Though they say we are celebrating birthdays, prostitution is taking place in such parties. Girls should stay out of such parties for their own good.”
Campus Front of India – Karnataka on Friday condemned the protest stage by ABVP.
In a press release, general secretary of the Stet CFI Abdul Raheem S. termed it an attempt to “divert the public and students’ attention from the recent attack on a homestay here by a Sangh Parivar organisation, Hindu Jagran Vedike”.