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Zakir Naik will not be sent to India, says Malaysian Prime Minister

Zakir Naik will not be sent to India, says Malaysian Prime Minister
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Malaysia will not extradite the disputed religion preacher Zakir Naik to India. The Malaysian government has denied the extradition of Naik. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed said on Friday that Naik will not be sent to India. Zakir Naik has been staying in Malaysia for a long time. Malaysian PM told unless Zakir did not make any trouble to his country, he will not extradite him, because Zakir is a Malaysian citizen. Naik was successful in seeking shelter in Malaysia despite the increased cooperation between India and Malaysia in tackling terrorism, but after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to May 31, Naik’s problems were increased.

Naik, who started his career as a doctor, started teaching on television in the 1990s. However, later, some western countries including the UK and Canada and the Sheikh Hasina government of Bangladesh had banned his account due to his hate and controversial speeches. Bangladesh considers Naik to be responsible for the biggest terrorist attack in its recent years. The attack took place in Dhaka in 2016. NIA is investigating money laundering and terrorism against 51-year-old preacher Zakir Naik. Naik had left India in July 2016 when the terrorists present in Bangladesh claimed that he was being inspired by Zakir’s speeches. NIA filed a case against Zakir on November 18, 2016 under various sections of the IPC in its branch located in Mumbai.

In the money laundering and Terror funding case, the NIA has filed a charge sheet against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. Naik is also is lodged in different sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code (IPC). Zakir has been imposed Section 10 UA (P) of IRF and 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 and 505 (2) of IPC. It was found in the investigation that Zakir Naik was creating hatred among various communities from his speeches.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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