Sambhal (UP), Sep 22: Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq on Thursday questioned multi-agency raids against the Popular Front of India in the country, asking what is their crime and why people associated with it are being arrested.

A multi-agency operation spearheaded by the National Investigation Agency on Thursday led to the arrest of 106 activists of the Popular Front of India in 11 states for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

"Like all other institutions of the country, the PFI is also an institution. This organisation is fighting the problems faced by Muslims of the country. Why are their people being arrested," Barq asked interacting with reporters.

"What is their crime," he added.

Barq also supported the Congress' "Bharat Jodo Yatra" and said it is being carried out to unite the country.

"It is a good initiative to stop the destruction of the country. All opposition parties should support it. This will benefit the opposition. If everyone fights together, the BJP government will go away," he said.

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Chandigarh, Sep 29: With cases of dog attacks reported from "many places", the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has banned the "ferocious" pitbull and rottweiler breeds of dogs as pets within the city limits, officials said on Thursday.

A decision to this effect was taken during a meeting of the MC House on Thursday, Mayor Kulbushan Goyal told reporters in Panchkula.

He said there were 24 agenda points before the meeting and all were passed by the House.

"As far as the issue pertaining to dogs was concerned, those pet owners who do not get their dogs registered will be fined Rs 2,000. Besides, two ferocious dog breeds have been banned in the city. Pitbull and rottweiler breeds have also been banned in many other cities and in Panchkula too they have been banned," the Mayor said.

He said there have been cases of dog attacks especially by these dog breeds at many places, and that people were bothered about this.