NIA books Zakir Naik for pro­mot­ing en­mity, in­cit­ing Mus­lim youth

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Ra­jesh Ahuja

NEW DELHI: The Na­tional In­ves­ti­ga­tionA­gency(NIA)booked con­tro­ver­sial TV evan­ge­list Dr ZakirNaikonFri­day­on­charge­sof in­cit­ing Mus­lim youth to in­dulge in vi­o­lence and pro­mot­ing en­mity be­tween groups on the ba­sis of re­li­gion and race. The agency has charged that Naik’s ac­tiv­i­ties are prej­u­di­cial­to­na­tion­al­in­te­gra­tion.

The NIA ac­tion fol­lows the govern­ment de­ci­sion to de­clare Naik’s out­fit Is­lamic Re­search Foun­da­tion (IRF) an un­law­ful as­so­ci­a­tion un­der the Un­law­ful Ac­tiv­i­ties (Pre­ven­tion) Act (UAPA). “The NIA has reg­is­tered an FIR against Dr Naik un­der the UAPA and he will soon be asked to join the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. If he doesn’t, the agency will ask the court to de­clare him a pro­claimed of­fend­erand­set­in­mo­tion­toat­tach the prop­er­ties of the IRF,” said a se­nior home min­istry of­fi­cial.

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