BJP ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday sought action against controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik amid reports that the terrorists who struck at a Dhaka restaurant last week had followed him.
Sena MP Arvind Sawant said he had written to the Union Home Minister seeking a ban on Naik and his organisation, the Islamic Research Foundation, in the country’s interest.
“People whose language propagates violence against the nation’s unity should be banned,” Sawant said in the letter.
“Islam teaches love and peace. But everyday is a day of high alert now. I appeal to the Home Minister that action needs to be taken,” he said.
“How do young children in our country join ISIS? So, may be we are failing somewhere….we should know the seriousness of this situation. Radicalised minds can now take any step. In the name of Islam, they are slaughtering people who cannot recite verses,” Sawant said.