‘Join CFI’ graffiti on walls in Shivamogga, suo motu filed

Shivamogga (Karnataka): A suo motu case was registered in Karnataka as the walls at several locations at Shiralakoppa town of Shivamogga district, were found inked with “Join CFI” (Campus Front of India) slogans.

The CFI is a subsidiary student wing of recntly-banned organization Popular Front of India (PFI).

According to Superintendent of Police GK Mithun Kumar, the case was registered on Sunday at Shiralakoppa Police Station of Shikaripura Taluk after the “Join CFI” graffiti was found in at least nine places in the town. Search for the accused is underway.

On November 28, the graffiti were seen during police patrol and was immediately removed.

The Superintendent of Police says that “Join PFI” paintings are most likely to have been painted before the formal ban of PFI (Popular Front of India).

Recently at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, some walls of the School of International Studies (SIS) had been defaced with “anti-brahmin” slogans.

The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) on Friday condemned the defacement of walls and faculty rooms by some unknown elements in the SIS and urged the administration to take strict action against the miscreants.

The JNUSU said in a statement that it condemns any such acts that purposefully attack any community to encourage any form of disharmony or disturbance of the peaceful environment of the campus.

However, it added that political art and wall postering are an “integral part of the political culture” of the university.

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