Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) claimed that the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) attempted to buy weapons with the help of foreign countries to establish “rule of Islam” in India by 2047.
The ATS stated that the banned organisation aimed at waging war against the nation, reported the news agency PTI.
This comes in a chargesheet filed by the ATS in a local court last week against five PFI members who were arrested last year during multiple major nation-wide crackdowns in September.
The charfesheet was filed against Mazhar Khan, Sadiq Shaikh, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Momin Mistry and Aasif Hussain Khan.
In a shocking revelation to the matter, the ATS stated that it has recovered a document named “India 2047- towards rule of Islam in India”. As per the ATS, the document had a roadmap to “overturn the government”.
“We dream a 2047, where the political power has returned to the Muslim community from whom it was unjustly taken away by the British Raj. The roadmap towards this first starts with the socio-economic development of Muslim community for which a separate roadmap was already provided in the name of Empower India Foundation,” stated the document, reported the news agency.
“For this one needs to repeatedly remind the Muslim community of its grievances and establish grievances where there is none. All our frontal organisations including the party should be focused on expanding and recruiting new members,” it added.
The Indian government on September 28 had declared PFI unconstitutional after nation-wide raids on the Islamic group claiming that it has links with terror groups.