CHENNAI – The Central intelligence agencies have upped the ante on a newly floated Islamic outfit, Islamic Federation of Tamil Nadu, which was launched at Coimbatore on October 1.
The outfit which has representatives drawn from Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political arm of the banned Popular Front of India, the Islamic Law Research Council and a few other like-minded organization has M. Rahmatullah as the interim coordinator.
The organization which is registered as an NGO has five objectives that include, making education facilities available to all, recovery of properties that belonged to the Wakf board and illegally occupied, arbitration and mediation centres for Muslims who face issues in marriage, creating of a bank that provide loans without interest and a law university.
While Rahmathulla has categorically denied any connection with Popular Front of India (PFI) and that the intelligence agencies are part of the WhatsApp group of the organization, sources in the agencies told IANS that they have kept a tab on the new movement.
Sources in the central agencies claimed that even if the new organization has no connection with PFI or other banned outfits, the organization would definitely be under the scanner of the central agencies. There were earlier reports that many organizations would emerge with Muslim interests and under the guise of NGOs and Human Rights organizations to start with. -IANS