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Video showing Digvijay praising Zakir Naik surfaces online

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Published on 7 July 2016 9:06 PM GMT

Video showing Digvijay praising Zakir Naik surfaces online
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New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh is facing strong criticism after an old video has surfaced on the internet, showing the firebrand leader praising controversial Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik. In an apparent damage repair attempt, Mr. Singh said that if Naik is guilty, strict action must be initiated against him.

What is in the video?

• Video was made in the year 2012 during the UPA rule in centre

• Digvijay Singh can be seen tagging Zakir Naik a messenger of peace

• Singh hugged Naik after finishing his public address

Digvijay Singh’s clarification over the video

• Digvijay said that he is against Hindu or Muslim terrorism

• Congress leader said if government of India or the government of Bangladesh has any evidence against Naik's involvement with ISIS, they should take action against him

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