The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory to all the cable operators and satellites channels not to show Zakir Naik’s speeches.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh told media that recordings of his speeches are being examined for necessary action and asserted that the Indian government will not compromise on the issue of terrorism.
Additionally, Maharashtra state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also directed Mumbai Police Commissioner to investigate and submit a detailed report on the speeches and activities of Zakir Naik.
Earlier, Muslim religious leaders had also asked the government to put a ban on the shows of Zakir Naik.
Mumbai-based Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s speeches had reportedly inspired Dhaka killer Rohan Imtiaz and leader of the Daesh group Ibrahim Yazdani which was busted by National Intelligence Agency in Hyderabad.
After the Dhaka terror attack, the Bangladeshi government has sought action against Zakir Naik.
Amid increasing pressure Zakir Naik released a statement, saying he totally disagreed that he inspired the act of killing innocent people in Dhaka. He said that, “There is not a single talk of mine where I encouraged one to kill another, whether Muslims or non-Muslim.”