New Delhi, March 31: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has been banned by the central government for five years. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notification saying that the Islamic Research Foundation has been declared an illegal association. This ban has been imposed on Zakir Naik for inciting Muslim youth to extremism with his speeches.
On behalf of the Union Home Ministry, it has been said that Zakir Naik used to inspire Muslim youth to take radicalism, hence his organization Islamic Research Foundation is banned in India for five years. The Home Ministry notification issued on Wednesday said that Zakir Naik, in his speeches, used to incite Muslim youth to other religions while praising terrorists.
Zakir Naik is abroad
Zakir Naik is currently in Malaysia. There are many cases going on in India against Zakir Naik and the government has also tried to bring him back but these efforts have failed. When a case was registered against Zakir Naik in India, he left the country. Zakir Naik is living in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. He also has good relations with senior politicians there.
Story first published: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 18:23 [IST]