The central government had issued an important order on Wednesday banning PFI and its affiliates. Following this, the Khaki force, which has been operating all over the state, has raided the PFI offices and sealed them. Many offices in the state including 4 offices in capital Bangalore, 12 in Mangalore Commissionerate, 9 in Udupi district, 7 in Dakshina Kannada district, 4 in Kalaburagi district have been closed.
In some districts, the police have also locked the PFI offices that were being run by the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) party office. Also, the organizational offices of PFI’s affiliated organizations like Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organization, National Women’s Front, Junior Front and Empower India Foundation have also been closed.
PFI leaders and workers protested at some places and expressed their anger against the police who came to close the office. However, the police locked the offices regardless of the protest. In some districts, PFI leaders did not go to the trouble of opening the office on Thursday because they were afraid of the police. Police have decided to lock such offices on Friday.