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‘Peace Schools’ under scrutiny post Zakir Naik’s TV ban

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Published on 13 July 2016 12:09 PM GMT

‘Peace Schools’ under scrutiny post Zakir Naik’s TV ban
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Dhaka: Following the ban over Zakir Naik’s ‘Peace TV’, now the schools named with ‘Peace’ has come under the eye of Bangladesh government.

With ‘peace’ attached with the school names, the students are educated with the Naik’s ideology over there, said Bangladesh news channel.

An Education Ministry official said-

  • First the authorities establish an educational institution.
  • They apply for government approval after reaching a certain stage.
  • The government then inspects the institution and takes a decision on whether to give it permission to continue operating.
  • None of these "Peace Schools" in Dhaka had applied for permission to the ministry or the board.
  • If these schools actually follow Zakir Naik's ideas, they will face action.

So far government has identified approximately 20 Peace schools, which will be investigated by Intelligence agencies.

Allegations over Zakir Naik-

  • Naik is alleged of supporting terrorists and promoting terrorists.
  • Zakir is also alleged of promoting Islam in a wrong way.
  • Two of his followers were involved in Dhaka terror attack.
  • Zakir’s website is linked with the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) website.

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