Congress ends relations with PFI after arrest of man from the Islamist organisation in relation to murder of a Cong activist

The Congress party in Kerala has reportedly decided to severe ties with Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political arm SDPI, after one person belonging to the Islamic organisations was arrested in relation to the murder of one Congress activist. In the wake of the arrest, the Congress has announced that it will snap ties with both Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and its sister organisation PFI.

Kerala Congress has come heavily down on the PFI for its involvement in the murder of Congress worker Noushad. While speaking to media, one of the Congress workers said that the grand old party has never believed in communal politics and it has nothing to do with the PFI or SDPI anymore because they are communal organisations.

Earlier on July 31 this year, 40-year-old Congress activist Noushad was hacked to death by bike-borne assailants in Thrissur. Kerala Police had then nabbed five other accused in the case, however, prime accused Arakkal Jamaludheen had been absconding ever since.

Jamaludheen, who is the Chavakkad area president of the PFI, was arrested from Tamil Nadu by the investigation officials.

“We have always been against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI). We believe that they are two sides of the same coin. We don’t believe in communal politics and don’t want any such parties in the alliance,” said the Congress.