Narendra Modi directs security agencies and state govts to step up countermeasures against extremism, growing radicalisation
With growing concerns over indoctrination via social media, govt is laying the groundwork to mount a grand offensive against multifaceted radicalisation.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday issued fresh notice to televangelist Zakir Naik to appear before it in a case where he stands accused of promoting enmity between groups on religious and racial grounds.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
On Thursday night, four officials of the Home Ministry were suspended for allegedly facilitating the renewal of FCRA licence of an NGO promoted by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, against whom several probes are going on.
Bangladesh had banned Naik's Peace TV following the terror attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery on 1 July in which 29 people were killed.
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
Investigators have identified several cases where Zakir Naik’s speeches have allegedly inspired terrorist groups including the LeT and Indian Mujahideen.
Controversial preacher Zakir Naik in an interview to <em>India Today TV</em> in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, alleged on that the Indian media had doctored his statements.
Naik has accused the Indian media of conducting trials against him. It is, of course, worth pondering and soul-searching.
While calls for the defence of freedom of expression have been curiously muted in the context of Zakir Naik and the pre-existing ban on his Peace TV in the Indian Union, the ban in Bangladesh has been relatively easy, in the context of the recent murderous Islamist attacks in Dhaka.
The very fact that Zakir Naik refuses to return to the country and face the law of the land (if, as he says, the charges against him are false), indicates cowardice and tactfulness.
After cancelling three media briefings in the past one week, controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik finally broke his silence and addressed the press in India via Skype on Friday.
Observing that Zakir Naik is spreading "contempt" through his speeches,, Muslim activists demanded that such "hate-mongers" be prosecuted.
Kerala leads all states with the number of radical groups, Salafi mosques and such clerics growing over the years.
Schools in Bangladesh bearing the name "Peace" came under government scanner on Wednesday following the ban on Mumbai-based controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV.