Govt decides to declare Zakir Naik’s NGO as outlawed body for 5 years

Earlier this month, Naik's NGO was put under prior permission category, thus preventing it from receiving foreign funds.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2016 8:43 pm
zakir naik, zakir naik case, zakir naik ngo, islamic research foundation, irf, zakir naik irf, zakir case fcra, zakir naik irf case, india news, indian express news The Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was founded by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. (File Photo)

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to declare Islamic Research Foundation floated by preacher Zakir Naik an outlawed organisation under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and banned it for five years for alleged terror activities. The decision has been taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cabinet approved a proposal to declare Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for five years, a Home Ministry official said.

A formal notification will be issued by the Home Ministry soon. The move comes after investigation by the Home Ministry found the NGO was allegedly having dubious links with Peace TV, an international Islamic channel, accused of propagating terrorism, the official said.

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Earlier this month, Naik’s NGO was put under prior permission category, thus preventing it from receiving foreign funds without getting nod from the central government. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry had said that on the basis of records available and reports received from intelligence agencies, it found that the IRF Education Trust has violated various provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) 2010.

“Now, therefore, the central government in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 11 of the FCRA 2010, hereby specifies that the IRF Education Trust shall obtain prior permission of the central government on each occasion before accepting any foreign contribution in accordance with the provisions of section 12 of the Act and rules made thereunder,” the notification had said.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. I
    Nov 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    Alright Pseudo Seculars - now your turn to complain
    1. I
      IML sood
      Nov 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm
      Where are now anti national sympathisers of Zakir, their comments are eagerly awaited.
    2. C
      Chetan More
      Nov 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm
      such organizations including sanatan sanstha should be banned because they all mislead the society and drive mes in to mental slavery.
      1. I
        Nov 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm
        If you read between the lines of his speeches he does not except non Muslim religions and portray Islam as superior religion just like the white supremacy do. Basically he is just racist with smile on his face.
      2. L
        Nov 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm
        So no evidence of any terror links. No evidence of anything else as all of Dr Naik lectures are available publicly. Just hearsay and tablid news reports and they ban the org. Another example of crackdown on Muslims in India. Secular my foot.
        1. M
          Muzammil Shaikh
          Nov 15, 2016 at 5:19 pm
          Govt is facing public anger on monetization therefore this new googly to make indians busy in it.
          1. S
            Save Humanity
            Nov 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm
            The government have long lists of individuals and Insutes thriving on Black Money. Government never acted, instead gave them time to make Black Money into White. The so called “Surgical Strike” on Corruption is nothing to do with Black Money. Question arise, why this strike? Actually governments throughout the world now wanted to control “Individual Hard Earned Money” How they can do? This can be achieved by compelling each and every individual to put their money in Banks control by government. Once they got money in Banks, now it is very easy to implement hundreds of Rules and Regulations, when and how much we can withdraw our own hard earned money etc. If you don’t agree with their rules and ideologies or step little out of line, your account can be blocked or;br/gt;This strike also serves the purpose to aid and promote agencies dealing with electronic money such as Online Wallets and online shopping czars. The ultimate goal is to make our society CASHLESS, where we can’t see, touch or feel money. Money generated out of ‘THIN AIR’ is called CASHLESS MONEY. It will be controlled by heartless electronic impulses operating in the machine. Expert says cashless money will be controlled by one server throughout the world (Control Center), so that few ruling elites can control the world potion “M control Mechanism”. Since we will not be having physical reach to the Cash, mes can be easily manited. They can easily on, off or slow the server, they can easily block or freeze people accounts if they go out of line or don’t support the ruling elite ideology. People will be just like Cattle or Herd. CASHLESS ECONOMY WILL BE ULTIMATE FORM OF SLAVERY: “Financial Guantanamo”. Sadly we are moving in that direction…
            1. H
              Nov 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm
              Is India still a secular country?
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