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Zakir Naik: Enforcement Directorate issues fresh summons to controversial preacher
India

Zakir Naik: Enforcement Directorate issues fresh summons to controversial preacher

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a fresh summons to Zakir Naik as part of its probe against the controversial preacher and his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) under anti-money laundering laws.

Rajnath Singh asks police to ensure no innocent is harassed in the name of radicalisation
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Rajnath Singh asks police to ensure no innocent is harassed in the name of radicalisation

Rajnath also said that genuine NGOs are free to carry out development works but warned that those organisations which allegedly indulge in anti-national activities will not be spared.

Zakir Naik denies misuse of funds by his NGO, says ban on IRF politically motivated
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Zakir Naik denies misuse of funds by his NGO, says ban on IRF politically motivated

Naik said he was positive the agencies would have surely realised he wasn't promoting terrorism, but they have no choice due to political pressures.

Zakir Naik slams govt in his 'letter to India', says ban on Islamic Research Foundation was a set up
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Zakir Naik slams govt in his 'letter to India', says ban on Islamic Research Foundation was a set up

In "the second letter to India", Naik said that IRF and himself were "set up for a ban."

Zakir Naik's IRF might have funded 300 people, many visiting IS areas, claims NIA
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Zakir Naik's IRF might have funded 300 people, many visiting IS areas, claims NIA

The NIA on Wednesday asked three banks to freeze 25 accounts of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, his family members and IRF, which has been banned under anti-terror law.

After ban on Zakir Naik's website, NIA removes IRF's online contents
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After ban on Zakir Naik's website, NIA removes IRF's online contents

The NIA had earlier registered an offence against IRF founder-president and controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his associates for "promoting" enmity and hatred between religious groups through his public speeches and lectures on various platforms.

Ban on Zakir Naik not the end; India needs vigilance to save Muslim youth
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Ban on Zakir Naik not the end; India needs vigilance to save Muslim youth

Banning Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) will not undo the messages he has preached to youth all these years, there is a need to keep a continuous vigil

Zakir Naik's websites blocked, NIA hopes to suspend social media accounts
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Zakir Naik's websites blocked, NIA hopes to suspend social media accounts

Just after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided multiple locations linked to controversial preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), authorities now have also blocked Naik's websites which were used for publishing controversial speeches and statements

Zakir Naik case: NIA files FIR against controversial preacher, raids 10 centres of IRF
India

Zakir Naik case: NIA files FIR against controversial preacher, raids 10 centres of IRF

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at 10 places in a case registered against controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai.

Zakir Naik case: Police hands over copy of Central notification to IRF
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Zakir Naik case: Police hands over copy of Central notification to IRF

Police have handed over a copy of the Central notification banning Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years to office-bearers of the city-based NGO, promoted by controversial preacher Zakir Naik.

Zakir Naik saga: IRF ban marks end of an eventful story for Dongri preacher
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Zakir Naik saga: IRF ban marks end of an eventful story for Dongri preacher

Not many people outside the Muslim community knew Zakir Naik before he came under the scanner of security agencies and the media in the wake of the 1 July attacks in Dhaka

Modi govt bans Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation for 5 years
India

Modi govt bans Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation for 5 years

The government on Tuesday decided to declare an NGO promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as an outlawed organisation under the anti-terror law for five years for its alleged terror activities.

No more foreign funds for Zakir Naik's NGO as MHA to revoke FCRA license
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No more foreign funds for Zakir Naik's NGO as MHA to revoke FCRA license

Islamic Research Foundation, promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, will soon be banned from receiving foreign funds with the Home Ministry initiating the process for cancellation of its FCRA registration by issuing a final show cause notice to the NGO.

Zakir Naik's objective is to spread hatred, destabilise county: Shiv Sena
India

Zakir Naik's objective is to spread hatred, destabilise county: Shiv Sena

In a scathing attack on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the Shiv Sena on Monday alleged that his objective was to "spread hatred" among the people and "destabilise" the country by following a "policy of terrorism and conversion to make India an Islamic state".

Zakir Naik's IRF donated Rs 50 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi trust; Cong says money returned
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Zakir Naik's IRF donated Rs 50 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi trust; Cong says money returned

Naik has come under the scanner of the security agencies after Bangladeshi newspaper Daily Star had reported that one of the attackers of the 1 July terror strike in Dhaka, Rohan Imtiaz, ran a propaganda on Facebook last year quoting Naik.

Zakir Naik's NGO banned from receiving foreign funds directly
India

Zakir Naik's NGO banned from receiving foreign funds directly

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation has been banned from receiving foreign funds directly and the Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it before releasing any money to the NGO.

'Gag Zakir Naik': Solicitor General tells home ministry to book preacher and IRF under anti-terror law
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'Gag Zakir Naik': Solicitor General tells home ministry to book preacher and IRF under anti-terror law

The Centre may soon book controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his Islamic Research Foundation IRF under terrorism related charges for preaching inciting violence among the Muslim youth.

Zakir Naik report by Mumbai Police raises more questions on school run by the preacher
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Zakir Naik report by Mumbai Police raises more questions on school run by the preacher

Zakir Naik found himself in trouble when evidence emerged that the Islamic State terrorists involved in the Dhaka blast and those operating out of Hyderabad (a module arrested by NIA), were inspired by Naik's preaching

How Zakir Naik misinterpreted Islam for his extremist and misogynist views
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How Zakir Naik misinterpreted Islam for his extremist and misogynist views

Zakir Naik has not only misguided the Indian Muslim youth and misinterpreted the Islamic rulings but also brazenly violated the Indian law.

Mumbai Police submits Zakir Naik report, all set to book preacher under UAPA
Mumbai

Mumbai Police submits Zakir Naik report, all set to book preacher under UAPA

The Mumbai Police has recommended that the state book Islamic preacher Zakir Naik under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and ban his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).