Preacher Zakir Naik arrested in Malaysia, will deport to India Today

Preacher Zakir Naik arrested in Malaysia, will deport to India Today

The controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who wanted to spread communal disturbances, accused of money laundering, could return to India today. Malaysian Police Officer has confirmed the extradition of Zakir Naik. On Zakir Naik, a National Investigation Agency filed a criminal case in 2017. Naik is facing the investigation of NIA and ED because Bangladesh had said that his speech on Peace TV was one of the reasons for the 2016 attack in Dhaka. In this attack, 22 people died including an Indian girl. Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation has been declared illegal in 2016 and in this case, the Directorate of Investigation is investigating the allegations of money laundering of more than Rs. 18 crores.

Last year, India had said that the government will soon talk to the Malaysian government for the return of controversial Islamic religious leader Zakir Naik. Zakir Naik was seen in October 2017 in the largest mosque of Malaysia. After that, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that the legal process is nearing completion and after this, we will request the Malaysian Government to send him to India.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Naik said, “The news of my return to India is completely baseless and inaccurate. I do not intend to return to India until I feel secure from unfair treatment. When I feel that the government is justified with me, then I will definitely return to my country. “

Who is Zakir Naik?

Zakir was born in Mumbai on October 18, 1965. He has done MBBS. He is a Muslim religious teacher, writer, and speaker. Apart from this, he is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation or the IRS. Nike was banned in 5 countries including the UK, Canada, Malaysia. Zakir’s Islamic Foundation receives a donation from India and abroad as a zakat. He runs a school too. The IRF has been accused of using politically utilized funds from abroad, inspires to convert and spreading terrorism. Even when four Mumbai-based students had joined the IRS, it was revealed that they used to listen to Zakir Naik’s speech. The central government has imposed a five-year ban on the Islamic Research Foundation. Prior to this, in 2012, due to the absence of the permission of police, Zakir’s Peace Conference was not done.



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Abhishek Lohia

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