Mumbai Police gives copy of Central notification to ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

IRF came on radar of investigative agencies after one of the terrorists in Dhaka attack had allegedly posted on social media that they had been inspired by Naik's speeches.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 18, 2016 5:53 pm
Zakir Naik, ISlam preacher Zakir Naik, ISlam, Osama Bin Laden, Zakir Naik, MHA, Zakir Naik MHA, india news, indian express news The Union cabinet had approved a proposal to outlaw the IRF on Tuesday for its alleged terror activities.

Mumbai 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. “After receiving the copy of notification from Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday, the Mumbai Police served it to IRF office-bearers (in their office at Dongri here),” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ashok Dudhe told reporters on Friday.

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The Union cabinet had approved a proposal to outlaw the IRF on Tuesday for its alleged terror activities. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry had said the IRF and its members, particularly, the founder and its president Zakir Naik, has been encouraging and aiding its followers to promote or attempt to promote, on grounds of religion, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious communities.

IRF came on radar of investigative agencies after one of the terrorists in Dhaka attack had allegedly posted on social media that they had been inspired by Naik’s speeches.

Youths from Malavani in western suburbs who had left their home to join Islamic State earlier this year were also allegedly inspired by the preaching of the televangelist.

Police had arrested some members of IRF for allegedly motivating and radicalising group youths from Kasargod in Kerala to join ISIS. The case is under investigation of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Naik is currently out of country apparently to evade arrest, sources said.

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First Published on: November 18, 2016 5:52 pm
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    khaja
    Nov 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm
    Lie after lie against Dr.Zakir Naik by the agencies, full swing false propoa of Timesnow and Zee is a biggest conspiracy like the one George Bush's theory of WMD against Saddam Hussain, just to eliminate him, ill-minded people cannot think beyond this, their survival lies on Lie. This time shall also p... bottom line is Satyameva Jayate.
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      Vedic_Citizen
      Nov 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm
      Question : Why Muslims can't keep dogs as petslt;br/gt;Zakir: Dog's saliva contains deadly rabies virus, and science has proved it.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;40% of families in west have dogs in their home. Do they die of rabies?lt;br/gt;Nowhere in Quran or hadiths it is mentioned that dogs saliva contains germs.lt;br/gt;This proves that Zakir is master Taquiyya liar
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        Vedic_Citizen
        Nov 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm
        Zakirs can misuse freedom of speech to insult other religions but vice versa is blasphemy :lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Quran (33:61) - Those who insult Muhammad or Islam will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sahih Muslim (1801) - "The Messenger of Allah said: Who will kill Ka'b b.Ashraf(poet who criticised Islam)"?
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