Following the prohibition, Twitter has removed its account of the popular front of India

Following the prohibition, Twitter has removed its account of the popular front of India ...

The official Twitter account of the Popular Front of India (PFI) has been blocked in India "in response to a legal demand," a day after the Centre banned the outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for "terror links." The government had yesterday ordered the removal of all social media traces of the banned outfit, including its Twitter, YouTube channels, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.

Along with PFI, the ban is also imposed on its fronts, including the Rehab India Foundation (RIF). The Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), the National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), the National Women''s Front, the Junior Front, Empower India Foundation, and the Rehab Foundation are all members of the community. Kerala is a "unlawful association."

"The Central Government has hereby ordered that this notification, subject to any order that might be made under section 4 of the UAPA, have effect for a period of five years from the date of its publication in the Office."

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The Philippine Interaction Fund (PFI) is involved in several "criminal and terror charges and shows utter disrespect for the country''s constitutional authority, and with funds and ideological support from outside it has become a major concern for the country''s internal security", according to the notification.