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NIA raids premises of Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation

The official said that the Home Ministry had investigated and found that the NGO was allegedly having dubious links with Peace TV which is an international Islamic channel that allegedly propagates terrorism. The Home Ministry stated that Naik has allegedly made many provocative speeches and was also engaged in terror propaganda

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 19 Nov 2016 5:29 AM GMT

NIA raids premises of Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation
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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at ten premises of preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai. NIA had registered a case against Zakir Naik and IRF under sections 10,13 and 18 of UAPA and section 153A of IPC.

The government had declared an NGO promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as an outlawed organisation on Tuesday last for five years for its alleged terror activities under the anti-terror law.

According to a Home Ministry official, “The Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved the proposal of declaring the IRF as an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for five years.”

Also Read: Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Reseach Foundation may be banned

The official said that the Home Ministry had investigated and found that the NGO was allegedly having dubious links with Peace TV which is an international Islamic channel that allegedly propagates terrorism.

The Home Ministry stated that Naik has allegedly made many provocative speeches and was also engaged in terror propaganda.

A criminal case against him has also been registered with the Maharashtra Police for his alleged involvement in radicalisation of youths and luring them into terror activities.

You may also read: Action on me means action on Indian Muslims, warns Zakir Naik

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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