Action against Zakir Naik shows Centre’s zero tolerance towards terrorism, says BJP

"I can’t see any reason why anyone would like to find fault with such action being taken specially in regard to national interest,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2016 3:50 pm
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the Centre has displayed zero tolerance against terrorism after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 10 premises of the NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) run by Zakir Naik in Mumbai. “If the government has gone ahead as per the legal framework available. Taken any action, I can’t see any reason why anyone would like to find fault with such action being taken specially in regard to national interest,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli. “People would like to seen on the side of national interest, on the side of humanity, against terrorism or any kind of thought that promotes it directly or indirectly kind of violence thinking,” he added.

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Echoing similar sentiments, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said “all these yester days and all these months preceded, there were investigations done in this regard and today as per the promise of the government that zero tolerance against terrorism and India should move in a peaceful direction . Whatever is being done is a welcome sign.”

Teams of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), along with the Mumbai Police, on Saturday morning launched raids on 10 premises of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) run by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

An NIA spokesperson told ANI that the premises were raided at 6 a.m. with the help of local police.

“We are searching a few residential premises and a few office premises of Zakir Naik,” said the spokesperson.

The NIA had on Friday registered a case against Naik and others under sections 10 (Penalty for being member of an unlawful association) and 13 (Punishment for unlawful activities) and other various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said the spokesperson.

The Union Government had on Tuesday declared the IRF as an “outlawed organisation” under the anti-terror law for its alleged terror activities, following which the Maharashtra Government said it would keep a close eye on locals and organisations funding the IRF and would be treated as “anti-social elements”.
However, the IRF said it would be arguing before a Central government tribunal against the validity of the ban imposed on it and invoking of the UAPA.

Some of the youths from Mumbai suburbs, who had left their home to join Islamic State earlier this year, were also allegedly inspired by the preacher.

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    azeem
    Nov 19, 2016 at 11:54 am
    very sad, if zakir naik is caught, then why not togadia for inspiring hindu terrorism and riots in India? why he did? what is his mistake except for that some one said he is inspired by Naik?
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      basheermohamad
      Nov 19, 2016 at 11:44 am
      I ACCEPT S AND SHAHBAZ ALI OTHER PEOPLE SAVE HIS RELIGION.I WANT TO ONE ANSWER WHERE IS HE SUPPORT THE TALK ABOUT THE TERRORIST.
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        basheermohamad
        Nov 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm
        MODI AND HIS FRIENDS TRY TO STOP TRUTH BUT CAN'T DO THIS TRUTH IS TRIUMPH
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          Chennabasava
          Nov 19, 2016 at 9:52 am
          Very good move. There should be zero tolerance for hate preaching. Zakir's hate will not stop with just non-Muslims. His hate will spread to Ahmediyas, Shia, Bohras etc. next. Muslims must realize that Zakir's hate will not only destroy the country but eventually destroy them also. As Basvanna said - "Maneyolagina kichchu maneya sudade neramaneya suduvude?" - "Will the fire inside the house burn the neighboring house before burning your own house first?" Please Muslim brothers avoid the hate of Zakir Naik and take the path of peace. Bharat Mata ki Jai!
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            krish
            Nov 19, 2016 at 11:33 am
            wrong words and wrong doing should always be condemned irrespective of any caste or religion....bcoz no individual owe anybody and even own anybody...always love life spread happiness ,don't waste time in hatredDIVIDUAL to be blamed not the religion.
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              Ram
              Nov 19, 2016 at 9:40 am
              Anyway, Government has given at least 6 months' time to Naik and his outfits to clean-up whatever evidences they might have had unlike the poor counterfeiters, black money holders, underworld dons and terror outfits who the politicians, media and a small section of the society are trying valiantly to protect.
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                Sayed
                Nov 19, 2016 at 9:35 am
                BJP is protecting it's own terrorists like Pragya, togadia, girraj, adityanath etc.
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                  Singh
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 9:05 am
                  I watched zakir naik's program in utube many times. I didn't find any spiritual enlightening substance in his program. I doubted since then that his work would damage the peace loving Hindustan. Thank God, later, he was caught.
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