NIA issues fresh summons to Zakir Naik, asks him to appear before it on March 30

Zakir Naik has rejected all allegations of involvement in terror-related activities and opposed ban on the IRF.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:March 20, 2017 5:29 pm
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The NIA on Monday issued a second notice to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik asking him to appear before it on March 30 in a case filed against him under an anti-terror law. The agency had early this month issued the first summons to him asking him to appear on March 14. Officials said Naik has been summoned at the National Investigation Agency’s headquarters here.

The notice has been sent to the Mumbai residence of 51-year-old Naik, who is believed to be staying in Saudi Arabia to evade arrest after his activities came under scanner following accusations that he had inspired some of the terrorists who attacked a cafe in Dhaka last year.

An FIR against Naik and his associates was registered by the NIA in November last year.

The physician-turned-preacher has been booked for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony. Sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) have also been slapped on him.

In the FIR, the NIA alleged that Naik incited Muslim youth to commit unlawful and terrorist acts, the official said.

The Centre had declared Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an NGO based at Dongri in south Mumbai, an unlawful organisation under the UAPA.

The Delhi High Court had recently upheld the decision to immediately ban IRF saying the organisation and its president and members were indulging in “unlawful activity”.

Besides the IRF, Naik is also founding trustee of the IRF Educational Trust and the Islamic Dimensions Trust.

The speeches of Naik are banned in the UK, Canada and Malaysia.

Naik has rejected all allegations of involvement in terror-related activities and opposed ban on the IRF.

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    Dinesh
    Mar 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    I tell you Cut his Balls
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      Khalid
      Mar 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm
      India destruction have begun. When injustice against minorities begin its done.lt;br/gt;Hindu extemists could not tolerate low cl hindus embracing islam enlarge
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        IML sood
        Mar 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm
        How long a traitor can escape the law of land as this not Cong. so called secular Govt. to protect and promote such persons the country.
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          Jai hind
          Mar 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm
          IAm a follower of your comments . U always had a stand where there is a truth so i respect it . But let me tell you ,even though am not a follower of this man i was happened to see his speeches on tv .. HE used to have healthy debate with Hindu christian Jew priests . He always promoted existence of a single god that s what i could understand from his speech. he never defamed or insulted other religion .. Why i felt respect for this guy is ,I heard him say All who live in India are hindus .Be it a person muslim by religion or a christian ,,,they are hindus because they live in hindustan ,,,lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Hinduism is a culture not a religion and the religion what we call Hindu is really know as vedas ... So those who follow the culture hindusim are hindus ..Thats what he taught the audience .lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; any ways .. If he had said those controversial statements what is shown by the indian government is from him .then .. I dont agree with his stand.. But most of the people who are his good followers says he can never speak it and it is doctored ... GOd knows lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; he is not returning to India may be to be frank its bjp whos governing .and he is worrried he will never get justice and will never see light again... .,
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            Jai hind
            Mar 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm
            nothing like that my dear .. being a muslim i always had a stand against terrorism .because they kill innocents .. when i read any such incidents i just imagine my kids my family at their place who are being killed. ..And of course i could realize the pain of those people who lost their dear ones .. lt;br/gt; i think many muslims who live a normal life here india are against terrorism ..They have no time to hink about such matters in between their fast life to meet the needs of life. They interact with many people from different religion during their daily activities.. and they feel the same for the country like all others feel.........So i have a request customize ur prejudice over this religion using ur wisdom ,,, we all are humans with same body structure ,,way of functioning and way of feeling ,and senses ... So just ignore such comments .
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              Kolsat
              Mar 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm
              I support the comments of Dr. Biswal and would add that Muslims would always support other Muslims against non-Muslims.
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                Kolsat
                Mar 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm
                India should ask Saudi Arabia to hand over this instigator of terrorism all over the world. If Saudis do not accede to this request we should get Trump's support.
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                  ah
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm
                  Considering on Average a Muslim Terror accused takes 8 years to be declared INNOCENT, it will be STUPID on part of anybody to appear before any Indian Court ........ here is a story a RAT heard a stampede and came out to investigate it asked the Buffalo who was panicking " Why are you running scared", the Buffalo said "Indian police are looking for Elephant, that is why." . "But you are not an Elephant" said the RAT. " I know that" said the Buffalo and continued " YOU don't know Indian Police, they will first arrest me, torture me and after 8 to 11 years in Jail they will set me free and will say , sorry, we mistook you for an Elephant". Hearing that the mouse scurried back to its .
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                    harun
                    Mar 21, 2017 at 12:10 am
                    Dont see the need for these Guys running channels gloryfying their faith.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If one respects his faith he will not bring it to public discourse.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Religion is purely personal,it is what a person shares with the creator.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Were is the need to glorify it,If you feel great about what u enjoy,so be it.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;To comment on Others faith is none of your business
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                      babu
                      Mar 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm
                      One Indian educated doctor is kicking all fake gurus and Jesse freak lt;br/gt;Forget hindus even 3 billion Jesus freak can't produce one like him what a shame
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                        Kumar
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm
                        Along with Mohan Bhagwath also a terrorist of the country.
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                          Manu USA
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm
                          He is terrorist, he won't come to India for 20 years min.
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                            Mahender Goriganti
                            Mar 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm
                            I understand he is Porkistan. Go after his kids and followers eliminate them.
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                              Niladrinath Mohanty
                              Mar 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm
                              When did you convert and still retaining an Indian name?
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                                Girish Rao
                                Mar 21, 2017 at 12:05 am
                                If you have done no wrong then present yourself to the authorities and prove you respect law
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                                  Shafted mohammed
                                  Mar 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm
                                  Fattu , chhup ke baitha hai , Mard ho to wapas aa ja otherwise you will be brought like Osama and buried at sea.
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                                    ms qasmi
                                    Mar 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm
                                    zakir is a sober person stead of arrest real terorrists like bajrangdal and vhp workers gov.is hatching conspiracy against him due to being a muslim.
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                                      S.Kumar
                                      Mar 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm
                                      You all can see the debate with sambit and owaise, owaise never accept PM modi is their prime minister, owaise always says its BJP PM, If a leader behave this way how can their supporters will behave
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                                        S.Kumar
                                        Mar 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm
                                        Zakir naik is digvijay singh's close friend
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                                          S.Kumar
                                          Mar 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm
                                          write your own name you porki fellow, thinking power of your brain is failed
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                                            sonuagara
                                            Mar 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm
                                            Dr. Zakir naik, is very noble person, he is against any terrorist act on human.
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