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    The Indian government has put a ban on Zakir Naik’s show on his his self-owned channel Peace TV.

    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.

    Indian government authorities are also examining the recordings of Zakir Naik, Islamic preacher and motivator of the Dhaka killers, before taking any action against him.

    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.

    The Shahi Imam of Kolkata’s Tipu Sultan Masjid, one of the most powerful Muslim leaders of Bengal, while condemning the recent attacks on Bangladesh, Medina and Baghdad condemned Zakir Naik for misleading people and demanded that his shows on Peace TV be banned in India.

    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.”


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