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India must not bow to US pressure: PFI

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Imphal, June 30,

A statement issued by the Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India has asked Government of India not to bow to the pressure threats from United States to halt our oil imports from Iran. Such dictates from a third foreign country with regards to our international relations with another country can only be deemed as inference in our nation’s sovereignty.  Besides, U. S move against Iran can only be viewed as part of expanding their tyrannical hegemony in the region by destroying countries that refuse to surrender to their threats. This latest U.S dictate to India amounts to undermining the dignity of our 1.35 billion citizens.  The meeting reminded the central government that if we fail to overcome these pressures from U. S., we would be opening the doors for more direct U. S. interventions in future.
 On the other hand Propaganda being spread saying that Popular Front is a security threat is nonsense, the statement added.
“The meeting termed it nonsense, some media reports allegedly linking Popular Front with threat to the life of our prime minister”, the statement of the PFI.
It said if the the reported threat, if it has support of evidences, is indeed a serious national security concern and should be dealt with accordingly by police and intelligence agencies. At the same time the possibility of it only propaganda in view of 2019 elections has also being discussed in a section of media.
While the government is duty bound to take all precautions for the security of prime minister, it must be ensured that the situation is not misused to demonize some sections of the society and intensify communal divide in the country. The meeting observed that Popular Front, which is a people’s movement that works within democratic system and upholds rule of law is being made a scapegoat in ongoing political games. The organisation is approaching Union Home Ministry for clarifications regarding the reports that it is allegedly kept under surveillance.  The meeting reiterated organization’s commitment to the constitution and democratic system of the nation.   Popular Front’s activities are in the lime light among the public for everyone to see, feel and evaluate.  The Central Secretariat hoped that this new round of filthy vilification campaign also would fail in misleading people.
The statement said that the Chairman E. Abubacker presided over the meeting. O. M. A. Salam, Abdul Wahid Sait,   E. M. Abdul Rahiman and K. M. Shareef participated in discussions.

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