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#ZakirSuesArnab: Zakir Naik’s gets Twitter support defamation suit against Arnab Goswami

Zakir Naik accused Times Now editor-inchief Arnab Goswami of hurting "religious sentiments" and “promoting disharmony" between religious communities.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 31, 2016 9:26:26 am
Zakir Naik (left) and Arnab Goswami Zakir Naik (left) and Arnab Goswami

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik Friday slapped a Rs 500 crore defamation suit against Times Nows editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly running a “hate campaign” and “media trial” against him.

Naik, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, sent the notice through his lawyer in Mumbai, accusing Goswami of hurting “religious sentiments” and “promoting disharmony and feelings of hatred, enmity and ill-will between different religious groups”.

The Mumbai-based televangelist is currently under government scanner after the Dhaka terror attack that left 22 dead. One of the attackers was allegedly influenced by Naik’s sermons on Islam. The Bangladesh government subsequently banned Naik’s Peace TV from broadcasting in the country. His recent comments about suicide bombings also reflected badly on the former doctor-turned-preacher. After the terror attack in Nice, Naik, speaking via Skype, told reporters that it was wrong to kill innocent people, but it is allowed in Islam as a war tactic. Naik also agreed to cooperate with Indian authorities, if approached.

How Twitter reacted:

Arnab Goswami – The nation now knows! #ZakirSuesArnab

Your hypocrisy is even getting exposed by those who work in the same industry #ZakirSuesArnab

No Journalist should ever dare to become Judiciary & engage in passing judgements. It is a lesson 4 every Pseudo-jounalist (sic). #ZakirSuesArnab

#ZakirNaik has always spread message of peace. However, Arnab continued to slander. Shame… #ZakirSuesArnab

May Allah helps zakir naik to fight for his rights..
Zakir slams Arnab and Times Now for running hate campagin..#ZakirSuesArnab

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