Maharashtra government orders probe against Zakir Naik

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner to investigate and submit a report on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2016 9:38 pm
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner to investigate and submit a report on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

“I have asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner to conduct a probe (into Naik’s speeches) and submit a report,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

Everything, including Naik’s speeches, his social media accounts, sources of funding (of a foundation run by him in Mumbai) will be scrutinised, said Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio.

The direction comes amid reports that one of the terrorists who attacked an upmarket restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital a few days ago, killing 22 people, was inspired by sermons of the 50-year-old Mumbai-based Islamic scholar.

 

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Naik has denied propagating terrorism in any way.

“I totally disagree (with suggestion) that I inspired this act of killing innocent people. There is not a single talk of mine where I encouraged anyone to kill another persons – Muslim or non-Muslim,” said Naik, who has been banned in a few countries.

Earlier in the day, calling Zakir Naik’s speeches “highly objectionable”, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Home Ministry will take appropriate action after studying them.

“The Home Ministry will study (his speeches). It will take appropriate action after studying them. His speeches, as being reported in the media, are highly objectionable,”Naidu told reporters.

Naidu’s remarks came a day after Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju hinted at action against the preacher, whose speeches are believed to have inspired one of the five Bangladeshi terrorists, who killed 22 people at a restaurant in Dhaka.

“Zakir Naik’s speech is a matter of concern for us. Our agencies are working on this. But as a minister, I will not comment what action will be taken,” he had said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    IslamForFooools
    Jul 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm
    Kil him, someone can sacrifice their life for non Muslim community. Do it I say.
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      IslamForFooools
      Jul 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm
      Those who wants to commit suicide can do job of finishing this terrorist. Anyways the person committing suicide has no problem with his life right?
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        IML sood
        Jul 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm
        No doubt Indian but fake,people have to be on guard from such hidden snakes who will fake their ideny,their action and even change words just to confuse others to protect their real self.Do we not see how anti national are commenting with fake Indian names and this culprit Naik is also changing his tunes when reality is being exposed.Nothing to worry as intelligence agencies will dig out all such hidden shaken and dealt with them ruthlessly in near future.
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          Ajit. Dowal.ji
          Jul 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm
          Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....Pig....pig....pig....BRAHMIN PIG
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            Ajit. Dowal.ji
            Jul 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm
            Fadnavis is a member of Brahmin RSS terrorists. So it is between brahmins and Muslims, NOT Hindus and Muslims!
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              Ordinary Indian
              Jul 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
              This guy is denied entey into UK. This guy is also not welcome in Canada. Even Malaysia. But lives and thrives on Indian soil. Still India is intolerant? He insults 'other' religions daily in open and social forums. Still India intolerant?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Will the award waapsi brigades take a kind note? Or they are ingenuine and are italian sandal lovers? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hindus are insulted everyday. Movies make fun of hindus. Their shlokas. Alway villianize hindu religious characters. And still Hindus intolerant?
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                Krishna Reddy
                Jul 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                FAKE ID PIG barking haa... frustrated haa.... keep on
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                  Krishna Reddy
                  Jul 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
                  This multi faced and ugly PIG must be in jail this Islamic should be HANG ON STREETS Proud to be Hinud
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                    Krishna Reddy
                    Jul 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm
                    We should pray for your family MF looter with fake id barking like dirty pig saly
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                      maitreymehta
                      Jul 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm
                      Too little,too late!
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                        Maniktripathy
                        Jul 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                        Amazing, you speak against any elected minister or goon like thackeray and you are arrested and charged with sedition.. this case you spread hatred, you are probed..Is this good governance and yet we say India is changing...Yeah sure...
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                          Dr imran
                          Jul 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm
                          Drimran Basha StandWithDrZakirNaiklt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Following the tragic and inhuman attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1st July 2016, against innocent civilians by a group of young men, allegedly affiliated to the terror group ISIS, reports have started to appear in Indian newspapers, which deliberately attempt to link Islamic Scholar Dr. Zakir Naik to the attackers.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The reports claim that Dr. Zakir Naik, in his speeches has called on Muslims to "be terrorists" and have linked him to be an inspiration behind two of the attackers behind the macre (Source:ET). They claim that one of them had shared Dr. Naik's quote on Facebook (Source: ET), and another followed him on Twitter (Source: The Hindu).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"Every Muslim should be a terrorist remark" - Dr.Zakir Naik has been purposely quoted out of context here. What Dr.Zakir Naik said was - "A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Regarding the claim that one of the terrorists quoted Dr.Zaik Naik on Facebook - Again here, does it prove anything at all. Should the newspapers not have stated what he said exactly and how that influenced the terrorists to carry out an attack.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dr. Zakir Naik is a world-renowned Islamic scholar and speaker, who is a doctor by education. For more than two decades now, Dr. Naik has been giving lectures and holding debates with numerous high-ranking figures of various faiths across the world, including India
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                            Pat
                            Jul 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm
                            Give this ugly God and his followers terrorists to the whales vultures. , so they meet their virgins.
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                              Hindu
                              Jul 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm
                              Terroriston ke lie par nahni hai
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                                Hindu
                                Jul 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm
                                U should give this advice to ur mullah brothers who are involved in terrorist activities allover the world.some are justifying this acts.Y only Muslims are found in terrorist activities??
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                                  Ramesh Pau
                                  Jul 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                                  This men should have been stopped nearly 15years ago .is he also expert on Hinduism .his speeches are so bad about his opinion on Hindu god goddesses that when I heard them I said to my self is there no body in India to take him on .this men should not be allowed even in India .stop him now .otherwise it will be too late .
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                                    Romik
                                    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:15 am
                                    Delete all his speeches; he should be tried for inspiring terrorism adn violence against innocents.
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                                      Salute India
                                      Jul 8, 2016 at 2:37 am
                                      where is freedom of speech? He speaks truth and infact gives comparative analysis of religions. people like him will bring certainly peace and agreement between different religious communities'
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                                        Pagal Souza
                                        Jul 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm
                                        But Hindus are not 99.99% of terrorists. 99.99% of terrorists are muslims. So you are contradicting yourself. Some Hindus do have a right to talk but they dont create terrorists like Zakir or Osama did. And dont forget same thing happened in Christianity before they got civilized. Even today they molest almost all the kids worldwide.
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                                          Bathan
                                          Jul 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm
                                          This is the problem with Muslims. When 99.99% of terrorists are muslims they claim terrorism has no religion. When you talk about terrorist Zakir Naik they want to compare him with others so that you are confused. P it on the blame but never take responsibility for their gruesome terrorist acts is the new mantra of Muslims. When in majority they p Sharia laws that slave women. When in minority they blame others. When you talk about Mohammed molesting a 6 year old Aisha they say that is old and dont you also have the same in your religion? But, then how come all terrorists use Koran as their book and are inspired by some mullah or Imam who promises them 72 for their lust?
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                                            John Joseph
                                            Jul 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm
                                            Hindus never got justice from 1947. Jinnah wanted a separate country for muslims (cannot live with Hindu majority) and he got it. In that process millions of Hindus and Sikhs were wiped out by muslims but hi stopped the backlash which would have wiped out muslims by Hindus. From then till not, all riots happened in muslim majority areas where they terrorize Hindus and others. And they have multiplied like pigs from 4% in 1947 to 18% today. WHY? You got your own country. Let Hindus Buddhists Sikhs etc. worry about India but you muslims have no place here since you got what you wanted. Move to your chosen land PUREland called stan.
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